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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Liggat,) Ligat, Liggett, -itt, n. [Local contracted form of Lidgait n.: in the mod. dial. appar. only in the same region, Dumfr. and Galloway, and in this form, as liggat, -et.] A self-closing gate, to prevent cattle from straying. — 1679 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 312.
The onlie accustomacie road being be a liggitt of the said John Boddans possession, the same being patent to all others furth of the said ground thir manie yeirs
To open the liggett in the Kings name, being a patent Kings street
1689 Galloway P. 20 Sept.
[He] oblidges him to mak a sufficient heed deck along the heed of the wood from the ligatt of the last hagg up to the strand

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