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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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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

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