A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Hide Quotations Hide Etymology
About this entry:
First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.
Executry, -rie, n. ‘The whole moveable estate and effects of a defunct (with the exception only of heirship moveables).’ (Bell). 1655 Zion's Flowers (1855) App. 28/2.
Accompt of Mr. Zachary Boid's executry and movable goods 1677 Dalrymple Decis. (1792) 5.
It was the presumed will of the father, that the bond should burden his executry in the first place 1683 Melville Chart. 181.
Wee nominat … Lady Melvill … vniversall legatrix in and to our haill executrie and moveable goods
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Executry n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 9 Jun 2023 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/executry>