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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Curatrix, -rex, n. [L. cūrātrix.] A female curator or guardian. 1595 Edinb. Test. XXVIII. 238.
The quhilk Issobell Grahame my spous I mak … tutrix, curatrix, and intromisatrix to … my haill bairnes
1604 Shetland Sheriff Ct. 158 b.
Jeane Bruce … is … constitut … tutrix, curatrix, gyder, gowernour, and lawfull administratour to all hir awin bairnis
1674 Edinb. Test. LXXV. 52 b.
I doe recomend to them to mak shoyse of … thair mother to be curatrex to them during … thair minoretie

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