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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lif(e)-, Lyf(e)rented, p.p. [f. Liferent n.] Said of the person, possessed of (in), or said of the thing, possessed, in liferent. — 1664 Carstares Lett. (1874) 374.
In all which sumes … my wyfe Jonet Mure was lyferented
1670 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. III. 239.
Such of the landis of Towie which are not lifrented be the said Lady Towie
1681 Echt-Forbes Chart. 160 (see Liferentrix (a) plur.) 1720 London Gazette Sept. 27, 5890/3.
Part of Calder not life-rented

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