A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Inhable, -habile, adj. [F. inhabile, L. inhabilis, Eng. inhabile (1727).] Incompetent, unqualified. inadmissible in law. — 1522 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 103.
[To be] maid inhable in his persoun to bruik euermair tak or roume within the said fredome 1678 Mackenzie Laws & C. i. xxv. § 11 (1699) 126.
A crime proved only against him by the pursuers brothers or other inhabile witnesses Ib. ii. xxvi. (1699) 264.
Witnesses inhabile 1683 Martine Reliq. Divi Andreæ 34.
For some other defect, whereby he is not inhabile to take care of the church, yet cannot be chosen 1692 Pitcairn Assembly (1817) 96.
I am concerned they be not inhabile witnesses 1699 Fountainhall's Decis. II. 46.
Inhabile to judge in his nephew's cause
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