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Byrun, p.p. and ppl. a. Also: birun, -rwn; byrune, -rvn(e, -runn(e, -rwn, -rwyn, -rown, -rovn(e, -roun(e, -rone; byerun, -rovn. [By adv. 2 b. Cf. Byrunnyn.]

1. Of time: Past, expired. a. In predicative use. He sall not take ane wther prenteis quhill the wther prenteis termis be by-run; 1473 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 27.
To be payit … alway as the space of fourtie days beis byrun; 1482 Ib. 41.
The day byrunne, all Scottis war exilit; Bell. Boece I. 241.
Eftir the day to the proscripcioun appoyntit was birvn; Boece vi. xv. 217.
Nocht mony ȝeris ar birwn sen Britouns … be ȝow war ouresett; Ib. ix. iv. 295.
Quhil the said nyntene ȝeris be fullely … completit and byrwyn; 1532 Stirlings of Keir 347.

b. Following a noun denoting time or payment. Al anwal rentis of yeris and termis birun; 1470 Liber Aberbr. 162.
The court … fand the grund … strenyeable for the said anwell by run; 1490 Lanark B. Rec. 6.
The hail fermis and dewtyes of the saidis yairdis and tenement byroun; 1578 Mun. Univ. Glasg. I. 120.
All yeris byrwn; 1581 Ib. 137.

2. In attrib. use, of payments: Pertaining to, due for, past time. Movable gudis … strenȝeable for the said byrun males; 1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 261/2.
For the byrown mailis, … the partyis sal be as dempt men one Alhallowewin; 1516 Misc. Spald. C. V. 396.
The landis … , togiddir with the birun malis, proffittis and dewiteis tharof; 1531 Reg. Privy S. II. 93/1.
Componit with Johan Mwre for his by rwn cane fowlis; 1546 Reg. Cupar A. II. 228.
In compleit payment of all by runn wages awand to hym; 1552 Treas. Acc. X. 130.
Reservand to the said Sir James … the by run proffittis for the dayis of his lyf; 1556 Stirling B. Rec. I. 69.
We will talk ordour … for the byrun expenssis; 1570 Reg. Morton I. 54.
The byerovn duetie thairof; c 1575 Waus Corr. I. 104.
Ane decreit aganis me … tueching certane byrovn teyndis; Ib.
For byrvne siluer auchten to the said college; 1576 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 34 b.
The byroun annuell of Leith wynd heid quhilk extendis to xix merkis; 1579 Edinb. Test. VII. 176.
The by-run annuel, mails, fermes, profites, or dewties of onie tenement; Skene Verb. S. s.v. Arreragium.
Efter I had … compleitlie payit all byrun maillis addebtit by me to ȝour Ma[jes]teis Comptroller; 1606 Crim. Trials III. 366.
The tennentis … being calit for payment of byrun dewties; 1626 Urie Baron Ct. 61.
To pay … thair haill resting byrune dewteis … conforme to thair futeit comptis; 1659 Forbes Baron Ct. 224.
For byrunn cesses occationed by the insuperable poverty of the place; 1692 Misc. Burgh Rec. Soc. 139.

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