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Byrunnis, n. pl. Also: byrunis, -runes, -runs, byrounis, -ronis, byirones, byrinnis. [f. Byrun ppl. a.] Payment for past periods or terms; arrears. (Cf. Byganis.) It is ordinet … that na settes be sett to ony persoun that hes takis of auld quhill thai pay fyrst the byrunnis; 1562 Stirling Chart. 210.
The good wif to satisfy in all his sone for the by rounis thairof; 1570 Rec. Earld. Orkney 132.
Quhilkis persounis ar now persewand the saidis landis for byrunnis awin thame; 1573 Acts III. 83/1.
He … to pay ten merkis … in compleitt payment of the byrunis thairof; 1580 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 151.
They … ar maid assignays to the hail byronis; 1584 Wedderburn Compt Bk. 10.
Sundry actiounes … againes the occupearis of the new kirk yairdes … for byirvnes; 1595 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 160.
Byrounis awand to hir furth of the tenement; 1607 Edinb. Test. XLIII. 165 b.
If the lands be comprised for the byruns of an annualrent; Hope Practicks 105.
To pey ther deuties and byrinnis within tearm of lawe; 1663 Forbes Baron Ct. 237.
As to the by-runs, they are bona fide possessores, having up-lifted and consumed the same; 1665 Decis. Lords G. 97.

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