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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Manuale, a. Also: manuall(e, -ell, mannuale. [ME. manuel (1406), e.m.E. manual(l, F. manuel, L. manuālis pertaining to the hand.]

1. Of or pertaining to the hands. a1586 Lindsay MS. 73 b.
Gantelottis bene gevin to ane knycht … to ressaue the straikis gif it war sua that his vther armouris manualle faillit to him

2. Of a signature: Written with the hand, autograph.Chiefly subscription (also sign, signet) manual. 1474 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 30.
The commoun sele of cause … is to hungin togidder witht the subscripcione manuale of oure common clerc
1476 Acta Aud. 47/2. 1488–9 Misc. Spald. C. II. 258.
With the manuell subscripcion of myn awn hande
1494 Acta Conc. I. 359/1.
Ane instrument … vnder the signe & subscriptioun manuale of Johne Durarne noter
1500 Fam. Rose 172.
With our subscriptiones manualle
1506 Lennox Mun. 180. 1508 Hist. Pluscardyn 237.
Togidder witht our subscriptions manuellis
1512 Reg. Privy S. I. 365/1.
His treasonable fenȝeing of the Kingis subscripcioun manuale
1516 Ib. 432/2. 1532 Reg. Cupar A. I. 316.
Our commoun sele … with our awin subscriptionis manualis
1540 Acts II. 359/2.
[Notaries to] writt thair subscriptioun and signis manuale in the said buk
1588 Glasgow Prot. X. Pref. xi. 1606 Inverness Rec. II. 35. 1687 Rothesay B. Rec. 427.

3. Manuale buk, = Manuale n. a. 1504 Misc. Spald. C. V. 35.
For ane manuale buk, conuenient for having baptizing ande erding to thar kirk
1509 Dickson & Edmond Ann. Sc. Printing 85.
Manuale bukis

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