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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

LIKEAS, conj. Also †lykeas (Lnk. 1708 Minutes J.P.s (S.H.S.) 28), reduced form likes (Ags. 1955 Forfar Dispatch (15 Sept.), ne.Sc. 1960); and likesen [ < like as an(d)], like as if (Ags. 1947 Forfar Dispatch (3 April); ne.Sc., Ags. 1960). Used in Sc., esp. in 18th c., in an enumeration to introduce the next particular, name, clause, etc., in the series; item, also, likewise, furthermore.Abd. 1713 Monymusk Papers (S.H.S.) 186:
Like as compeared Margaret Gellen, relict of the deceased.
Sc. 1729 Proceedings Simson Committee 3:
The General Assembly (1727) prohibited and discharged you to use such Expressions . . . Likeas, the General Assembly (1726) did appoint...
Bte. 1733 Rothesay T.C. Rec. (1935) 15 Nov.:
The Inquest choises J. F. Chancellor, likeas he with the rest … cognosces.
Fif. 1867 St. Andrews Gaz. (1 June):
He did steal a brace and a chisel; likeas (2), on the night of the 13th … he did break into a counting-house at the Sands Road, Kirkcaldy.

[This usage is more correctly adv. with as in its orig. meaning of also. O.Sc., id., 1489.]

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