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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Competable, a. Also: -abile, -ebile, compitable. [OF. competable (rare).] Competent, suitable. 1468 Inchaffray Chart. 160.
We sal mak the said lord Oliphant our full bailȝe … geffand til him ane compitable fee ȝerly tharfor
1490 Lennox Mun. 136.
The sade Erle … sall infetht be charter … the sade Elesabeth heretably, … in gude and profitable landis in competable place
1505 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 108.
The mailis and proffits of the saide lords blanchferme landis … salbe competabile and furthcumande to the said lordis use
1510 Douglas Chart. 203.
Landis liand in gud and competable place

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