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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Governatrix, Govirn-, n. [ad. L. gubernātrix. Cf. e.m.E. governatrice (1532).] A female guardian. — 1576 Edinb. Test. IV. 232.
I mak … my spous … gydar & gouernatrix to all my saidis barnis
1592 Ib. XXIV. 134.
I constitut … my wyfe tutrix & gouernatrix to my bairnes

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