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Laudabill, -ible, a. Also: laud-, lawdabil(e, -able; laudibile. [ME. laudable (c 1420), e.m.E. -ible, L. laudābilis.] Praiseworthy, commendable. a. Most commonly, of established practices or of laws or ordinances. b. Of persons and their conduct.a. (1) 1504 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. VIII. 397 in Banks Sc. Cal. Cust. III. 192.
It is statut … for the uphald of the auld rit and laudabile consuetud usit in this burght past memorie of man … That [etc.]
1551 Hamilton Cat. 270.
We aucht … to keip the lawdabil custome of haly kirk
1555 Reg. Cupar A. II. 122.
[They] sall do thair det … to our corn miln of Blaklaw … eftir the ald laudable vse and consuetude of this lordschipe
1562-3 Winȝet I. 90/2.
By the laudable vse and canounis of the primitiue kirk
c1650 Spalding I. 91.
The prouest and balleis … offeris them wyne and comfetis according to thair laudabill custom
1677 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 302.
The ancient and lawdable custome of erecting of the companies [etc.]
(b) 1515–6 Mill Mediæv. Plays 122.
That the auld laudibile consuetud amang the craftismen anent the processioun … be vphaldin
1673 Dunkeld Presb. I. 64.
A spirit of innovation … to throw these laudible practises out of it [the kirk]
(2) 1587 Orkney Antiq. Soc. I. 43.
Respecting the laudabill lawis [and] constitutiones mead anent the setting of fewes
1607 Glasg. B. Rec. I. 270.
Ane laudabill act and statut that was maid … anent the … imploying of the vnlawis … of the said bruch
1666 Rothesay B. Rec. 123.
Thir hathe bein many laudabill lawes of this kingdome made for menteining the … authoritie magistracie
b. 1534 Prot. Bk. J. Cristisone (S.R.S.) No. 146.
His patience, … his laudable conversatioun, guid exempil [etc.]
1562-3 Winȝet II. 20/12.
Prouable or laudable techearis
1596 Dalr. I. 124/1.
Ane honorable man, or quha was laudable in the commoune weil

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