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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 magistracieb. 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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