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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Comptes, -tas, n. Also: comtes. [OF. comtesse, respelling (after med. L. comitissa) of contesse Contesse.] A countess.(a) 1516 Sutherland Chart. 64.
The. said Adam, erill, and Elizabeth, comptas of Sutherland
1572 Fam. Rose 261.
Dame Katherene Campbell, comptas of Crawfuird
1581 Prot. Bk. W. Cumming 269.
Dame Elizabeth Stuart, comptas of Arran
(b) 1569 Treas. Acc. MS. 211.
Dame Annabell Murray, comptes of Mar
1579 Prot. Bk. W. Cumming 210.
Ane nobill and potent lade, Dame Jane, comptes Suderland
1589 Exch. R. XXII. 25.
Dame Annabel, comtes of Mar
1596 Dalr. II. 76/19.
Because Beatrix, comptes of Douglas, mariit the Erle Athol, he restoret her to all her landes
1622-6 Bisset II. 183/25.
Martha, comptes and heretrice of Carrik

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