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Bak-tak, n. [Bak a. or adv., Tak n.] ‘A tack connected with wadsets, whereby the actual possession of the wadset lands was continued, or returned, to the proprietor or reverser, on payment of a rent corresponding to the interest of the loan’ (Bell). Where landis ar affected with wodsetis compryssingis assignementis or bak takis; 1645 Acts VI. i. 504/1.
Lyverentaris … wha hes set thair lyverent landis for ane bak tak dewtie; 1646 Ib. 633/1.
[In later use as back-tack.]

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