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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Part, Pairt, n. and adv. Also: pairte, pairtt; parte, parthe; pert(e, peart(e, paert; pariit, paryit. [ME. and e.m.E. part (Cursor M.), parte (Chaucer), paart (Wyclif), perte (c 1400), north. e.m.E. pert (16th c.), F. part, L. pars, partis.] (A) part, in the usual senses and applications.Cf. Partie n., with which there was some semantic (also, in the plural, some formal) confusion.

a. noun.

1. A portion or division (of a larger whole).One of a number of potential divisions imposed by the mind; a certain amount (of any thing or things); a section (of a plurality of persons or things); a part or piece.For further examples, see Devide v.For further examples of leste, major, maste, most part, ((6) below), see these adjs.(1) 1375 Barb. xii. 124 (E).
And swa suld thai … Los a part of thar lowing
1454–5 Edinb. Chart. 79.
His armis to be putt in hewyn werk in vthir thre partes of the ile
1456 Hay I. 12/4. Ib. 15/12.
And that was ane of the partis of the visioun of Sanct Johne
c1475 Wall. vi. 402.
On thé sall fall the fyrst part off thir harmys
1490 Irland Mir. MS. 298 b.
The part clerical … gouernis the part laical
1527 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 231.
The inferior part callit the holl of his schip
1566-70 Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. vi. 246.
Libamina prima, the first part of the sacrifice of a beast
c1616 Hume Orthog. 33.(b) 1557 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 303.
To gett remytt … of ane pairt of this … taxatioune
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 251.
Ane pairt of the … wallis wer castin doun
1576 Crim. Trials I. ii. 54.
Thom baid hir tak ane pairt of ginger, clowis [etc.]
1590–1 Ib. I. ii. 228.
Strangearis … quha were ane pairt of the armie callit the Halie Lyg
1598 (c 1650) Dundee B. Laws 51. 1654 Inverness Rec. II. 210.
To bestow money … wpone the … mending of the decayed … pairtis of the bridge
(2) 1496 Acta Conc. II. 5.
It was allegyit be the procuratours of a part of the saidis persons [etc.]
Ib. 38.
Thai … spulȝeit … foure horses with a part of barkit hydis
1498 Ib. 183. 1502 Armstrong Hist. Liddesdale I. 190.
Ane part of Liddalisdale men
1558 Treas. Acc. X. 393.
For … hors wagis … to be deliverit to ane part of vc horsmen
c 1580 Maxwell Mem. II. 146.
They laimit ane pert of thame
1586 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 464.
[The] provest … and ane pairt of the counsale being convenit
1608 Crim. Trials II. 556.
Vpone the … abstracting frome … ws any pairt of our jowellis [etc.]
1659 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 415.
Ane of the preces of ane pairt of the tradismen
(3) 1488 Acta Conc. I. 92/2.
Aparte [of the money] to the … Archibishop and ane vther parte to the said James
?a1500 Dewoit Exerc. 253.
That thai gart a part of the takis rife the woundis … and ane vthir part of thame … baid stikand in the woundis
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 200.(4) ?1438 Alex. ii. 5351.
Quha-sa micht in ten partis Deale the worship that in ȝow is [etc.]
1535 Stewart 1276.
In equall pairtis this kinrik to diuide
1585 James VI Ess. 66.
As the cheif cause not onely of inuentioun bot also of all the vther pairtis of poesie
1622-6 Bisset II. 84/21.
All the superplus … suld be devyded in thrie partis
(5) c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 474.
He suld … be the pairtis of manis portrature Tak … knawleg Off thair conditioun
c1490 Irland Asl. MS. 68/16. ?a1500 Remembr. Passion 420.
Him that hes grantit thé thy … wittis and all the partis of thi body
c1500-c1512 Dunb. ix. 159.(6) 1513 Doug. vii. xi. 109.
The maste part To schut or cast war perfite in the art
1523 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 107.
Thair wantit ane great pairt of the said carris
15.. Clar. iv. 2579.
Whill thay war riddine ane great pearte of the way
a1578 Pitsc. I. 17/21.
And sua scho … was past ane greit pairt of the watter vpward [etc.]
1599 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 83.
To intruse himselff in a great pairt of the proper commountie … of our said burgh
1609 Acts IV. 434/1.
The greatest pairt prevailing aganis the best
c1610 Jok Uplandis Newis fol. 2 a.
A good pairt of them ȝet will not confess it
1650 Blairs P. 28.
The Inglish are leuieing armyes … for Scotland the best pairt
1670 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 26 Feb.
With the most pairt of the rest of the counsell

b. Without (def. or indef.) article: Some, something.Pairt or sum pairt (of), some. Maste pairt, major pairt (of), most. Gret pairt of, much; many.(1) c1420 Wynt. ii. 144 h. of ch.
Off Abrahame now schall yhe here Parte wryttine in this chapitere
c1475 Wall. i. 394.
Gud frend leiff part and tak nocht all away
a1568 Bann. MS. 158 a/35.
Pairt is tynt pairt is stowin quhair he can nocht tell
a1628 Carmichael Prov. No. 1496.
They that speirs meikle will get wit of pairt
(2) c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 2914.
And quhat ware thai the war to gif … parte of gud [etc.]
a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 494 (Ch.).
Worthie lordis … To ws lipper part of ȝour almous deid
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xx. 4.
In mekle speic[h]e is pairt of vanitie
1519 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 53.
To haiff manurit part of medow pertenyng to thaim
1546–7 St. P. Henry VIII. III. 549.
I sall schew part of diligence to mith His Grace sum service
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xxi. 54. 1580 Hume Promine 37.
Inspire me with the spreit Of poetrie and pairt of eloquence [etc.]
1633 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II. 85.
Becaus this realme hes pairt of coumouning with England
1666 Glasgow B. Rec. III. 68.
For taking some monaye … and … debusching pairt therof
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 1219.
Sum pairt of Grece bot mest of Macedone
(3) c1420 Wynt. ii. 855.
Part off the Scottis yhit left in Spayn
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 19640.
Now … I haue endit This noble buike and pairt of faltis mendit
1490 Irland Mir. I. 42/30.
And part of doctouris sais that [etc.]
1501 Treas. Acc. II. 126. 1521 Grant Chart. 66 (see Parcel(l n. 3).
And lattand … parthe of the said landis
15.. Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 385.
Gif me your leif to cast pert of petis in your L. land
c1475 Wall. xi. 1385.
I grant … part Inglismen I slew In my quarrel
(4) 1416 Red Bk. Menteith I. 287.
Help us with some pairt of dispens
1456 Hay i. 14/26. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 2903.
Him thocht it speidful … sum pairt of thair riches to dispend
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2825 (Bann.).
Thow hes sum pairte of … invy
c1475 Wall. iv. 181.
Sum part of tham was in to Irland borne
1560 Rolland Seven S. 189.
Alswa appeiris sum part of prophecie … in this ladie
Ib. 4782.
Heit of blude was aboundant Quhairof sum part scho micht weill want
1667 Lamont Diary 202.
[He] was owt att sea some pairt of that tyme
c1475 Wall. i. 392.
Leiff ws sum part [of fish] we pray for cheryte
1533 Boece i. v. 42 b.
Sum parte … allegit that … thay suld invaid thai tratouris
(5) a1400 Leg. S. xiv. 47.
Bot of oure lady al-thire-maste … He gat maste part infowrmynge
1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 326.
Fyftie and fyue bene slane And moist parte in thare awin mysgouernance
1687 S. Ronaldshay 115.
With such power to the saids tutors or major pairt of them being on lyfe
c1420 Wynt. viii. 6480.
Bot gret part off thare adwerseris To the castelle … Held thare way
c1475 Wall. viii. 29.
In Ingland als gret part off land I haiff
1533 Boece vi. iv. 192.
Distroying grete parte of nobillis
(6) 14.. Burgh Laws c. 44 (B).
Part of burges & part of vplandis men
1490 Irland Mir. II. 106/9, /12.
Ressouns [etc.] … part that vtheris doctouris has writtin … and vthir part that my self has writtin
1535 Stewart 85. a1538 Abell 90 a.
Bot part be swerd part be pestinence thai deit all
a1598 Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 1276.
Thair is lairds as ther is lyce pairt grit pairt small

c. Part and pertinent, part and portion, an integral part (of some larger whole). — 1504 (1584) Reg. Great S. 239/2.
Quhilk Ponduntanis hath is pairt and pertinent of the foirsaidis landis of Swaillend
1589 Coll. Aberd. & B. 355.
My haill insycht plenissing [etc.] … to … remane with my saidis houssis as pairt and portioune thairof
1669 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I. 263.
Ane chamber cailyaird part and portion of land with the pertinents

d. A separated piece; a fragment. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 1927.
Than fell his helm in tua pairtis adoun
a1500 Seven S. 485.
He … brak his speire in partis foure
a1500 Bk. Chess 74.
The king Off Babulone … diuidit … In thre hundreth partis his faderis cors
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 260.
The vehemencie quhairof pairtit his bodie in twa pairtis

2. a. A piece or portion of landed property.A section of a larger estate held by a smaller land-owner, or one of a number of pieces of land into which an estate or common land might be divided for separate disposition (cf. later north-eastern dial. pairt a small farm).(1) 1377–82 Reg. Great S. 275/2.
Terras … infra baroniam de Langforgrund que … vocantur le Bruys part
a1400 Leg. S. xvi. 77.
Martha … Wald nocht thole thare landis perice Bot bathe thar partis wysly steryt
1550 Reg. Cupar A. II. 73.
Tuay acris of outfeild land amangis all our tenentis … ilk man effering to his awing pairt
1583–4 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 316.
The said commoun mwre … sall be set furth in few be acre daill and pairts to euerie pairt thre acres
1590 Reg. Great S. 810/2.
To wyn fewall faill and dovat in the commoun of Dyffyn … and uthir pairtis within the boundis of Kennoquhy
1593 Lanark B. Rec. 110.
And ilk man to cast his pairt this yeir and to dik within ilk man pairt quhen it is corne
1604 Stewart Mem. 113.
1628 Dumfries Test. I. a. 179.
He leiffis to … his sone … his pairt on the lay ane uther pairt on the avall [etc.]
1674 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 17 Oct.
Proveist Fullartouns halfe skair at the lamb rie with Margarat McClellans twa pairts at the Boirland burne
(2) 1445 Melville Chart. 30.
The saide Johne of Wemys part of the landis of Inchemartyne
1490 Acta Conc. I. 124/2. 1494 Ib. 361/2.
For the lowsin of ane parte of the saidis landis
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 246/1.
Licence … to … sett in few … the saidis landis … or ony parte of thaim
1536–7 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 84.
[They] offerit for tuelf pairts of the commoun mvre that mycht be fund vacand be the tovne the sovme of viijc merkis
1575 Prot. Bk. I. Harlaw fol. 211 b.
Heritabill possessouris propreatares … or lyverenteris for thair awin partis … of the landis foirsaid
1659 Glasg. Univ. Mun. I. 364.
Liferentrix of ane pairt of Ruchsalloch
1680 Cunningham Diary 128.
For a part of the said lands … of yearly rent [etc.]
(3) 1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 43.
The said castell … parkis medowis pairtis and pendeculis thairof
1550 Reg. Privy S. IV. 164/1.
Of all landis … with mylnis multuris fischingis partis [etc.]
1574–5 Reg. Privy C. II. 426.
With all cottages outseittis partis pendicles and pertinentis thairof
a1633 Hope Major Pract. I. 237.
That lands discontiguous ar part and pertinents cannot be proven be wittnesses
1632 Durie Decis. 626.
That the discontiguity could not … make the rigg cease to be a pertinent of the said two acres … albeit it might thereby appear not to be a part thereof
1641 Peebles B. Rec. I. 106. 1688 Galloway P. Feb.
[A tack] of … pairts and pendicles affeirand … to the hous barne & yeards

b. A part, member or organ of a human or animal body.To have one's part (i.e. penis) in the pott: see the Knox quot. Cheefest part, id. Naturall, privy, secrete partis, the privy members: see these adjs. Noble part(is, see Nobil(l a. 3 e. c 1420 Liber Calchou 449.
In man ar iij principal partis and membris, the hart the leuer & the harnys
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 618.
Then Alexander … all the partis of him [Bucephalus] culd espy
c1490 Irland Asl. MS. 68/5.
Steland refand tuichand vnlefull partis of myn awne body
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 776.
Now Dede … him handillis full sair in every part [: dart]
a1538 Abell 12 b.
Thare wiffis met thame schawand to thame thare hind partis
Ib. 44 b.
He diuidit all his inwert partis
1558-66 Knox I. 92.
Many whisper that of old his parte was in the pott and that the suspition thairof caused him to be inhibite the Quenis cumpany
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxii. 1.
Vp hart thow art the pairt [: smert] of man most souerane
1579, 1617 Despauter (1579).
The hair on the secreit partis
1590–1 Crim. Trials I. ii. 218.
That … shee … bounde to each part of that cat the cheefest parte of a dead man [etc.]
c1615 Chron. Kings.
They fend the King lyand … with his sark on his ower pairttis

c. A section or division (of a book, treatise, or the like).Ather part till uther or part eftir vthir, in successive parts.(1) c1420 Wynt. iv. Prol. 33.
In tyll this part gyffe yhe procede Fra end tyll end [etc.]
1456 Hay I. 1/9. a1500 Bk. Chess 42.
The trety … Diuidit is into four partis smale
a1568 Pedder C. 9.
Thay ar declarit in sevin pairtis
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1911.
Sen ȝe haif hard the first pairt of our play [etc.]
1551 Hamilton Cat. 125.
The secund part of the catechis
(2) 1424 Dumbarton B. Rec. App. ii. 2.
In maner as is befor wrytten ather part til uther
1490 Irland Mir. II. 107/8.
And thir scripturis has writtin men of diuers landis and regiouns in diuers tymes part eftir vthir the space of a thousand … ȝeir

d. A sub-division of a topic; a point; an aspect. — c1490 Irland Asl. MS. 11/1.
The first part of the haly sacrament of pennans is contricioun
1626 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 297.
Quhilk ansuer beires the first pairt of the said exceptionn to be ivill logick
1622-6 Bisset I. 86/6.
All judges aucht to respect and observe faythtfullie foure pairtis [etc.]

e. A single member (of a species); a specimen, an exemplar. — a1500 Henr. Fab. 987 (Bann.).
Off euerye kynd [of beast] he gart ane pairt furth bring
Ib. 885.

3. A portion belonging to, or assigned to, a particular person; (one's) share.To haf part, to have a share, to partake or to participate.(1) ?1438 Alex. ii. 8688.
I quyteclame ȝow my part ilk deill
c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 2100.
And this Egra with hir part To husband tuke Diomedes
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxiii. 34 (B).
No moir thy pairt dois fall Bot meit drynk clais
1533 Boece I. vii. 51.
Gif euery ane of ws content of his parte lere to abstene fra iniuris of his nychtboure
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1560 (Ch.).
Thy heid sall beir … knox … without I get my part [: hart (= heart)]
a1568 Jok & Jynny 75.
Ȝe may nocht say my pairte is leist
1589-1600 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 6 ab.
To laid ȝour part that ȝe wareit [etc.]
a1651 Calderwood II. 42. 1677 Fawside Coal Compt 15.
Mesters pairt 30:18:0
(b) 1670 Sc. Diaries 128.
And I to have my peart as other in the benifitte
(2) 14.. Burgh Laws Table fol. 132 (A).
Of the part of the gudis of the burges ayr
1492 Sc. Ant. VI. 24.
Be my parte of paradise
1556–7 Reg. Privy S. V. i. 15/1.
Be ressoun that [he] … held his part and portioun of the saidis landis [etc.]
1587 Prot. Bk. J. Mason 240.
In … compleit payment of the said Davidis pairt of the said meir prices and proffeitis thairof
(3) ?1438 Alex. ii. 4498.
Thay had the war part of the daill
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lvi. 2.
Schir at this fest off benefyce Think thatt small partis makis gryt serwyce And equall distrebucioun
c1575 Balfour Pract. 636.
It sall not be leasum … to ask … ony part or portioun of ony prize … except [etc.]
1592 Prot. Bk. J. Inglis 25 Feb.
& that for the part of the corne & bere that the said Katerine fell at the dichting of hir … moder
1622-6 Bisset II. 85/24.
Because the barnis … suld haif na pairt nor portioun thairof
(4) ?1438 Alex. ii. 4551.
Gif he be tane … I sall haue him to my part
1482 Acta Aud. 100/1.
Sa fer as com to his parte
1533 Boece vii. iii. 224 b.
Fergus be cavill gat ane schryne full of bukis to his parte
1535 Stewart 1350.
Till his part fell he
1542 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. 76.
And to the said Cristene part ane lyken cow and xvj scill. of syluer [etc.]
1569 Canongate Ct. Bk. 94.
Agnes … tuke to hir parte the … heich hous
(5) a1400 Leg. S. iv. 400.
In hewyne … That we ma part haf of that gle
?1438 Alex. ii. 4266.
The sone aucht pairt haue of his prys
c1475 Wall. i. 385.
It war resone me think yhe suld haif part
1490 Irland Mir. I. 28/7.
Inwy ore cuuatis has litile ore na part in this haly orisoune
a1540 Freiris Berw. 290 (M).
The gudman said sa God haue part of me [etc.]
c1568 Lauder Minor P. i. 105.
The curst contemnaris of the treuth … hes no pairt with Christ nor with his glore

b. spec. A portion of a movable estate earmarked for a particular purpose or beneficiary.See Barnis-part, Brother-part, Dede n.3 i, Defunct n., Relict n. 5(5), etc.

c. What is allotted to one as one's share of good or bad fortune; one's lot. ?1438 Alex. i. 2234.
Alexander … thinkis the worst part sall be ouris
c1500 Rowll Cursing 12.
Blak be thair hour blak [M. hard] be thair pairt [: hairt]
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxxiv. 17 (B).
Ane merchand … Renuncit his pairt of hevin & hell

d. What one is entitled to; one's due. c1460 Wisd. Sol. 87.
For that I affirmyt to be my part of al my labore to tak plesans of my gudis
c1500 Rowll Cursing 132.
Lo this is he that with his hart Wald never gif to God his parte

e. Something given to make up a larger amount; (one's) share of a disbursement; a contribution. 1446 Reg. Episc. Brechin. I. 107.
I haf pait my part to the said myll hous makyng and dame reddyng
1551 Mill Mediæv. Plays 128.
Gif nead beis to pund … thame … that vill nocht pay thair part thairof
1564 Reg. Privy S. V. i. 519/2.
For non payment of thair pairtis of the … teindis of the vicarage [etc.]
a1568 Jok & Jynny 73.
Tak thair for my pairte of the feist
1589-1600 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 3 a.
Deborset … for my part of pylat fey
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. l. 50.
Graunt hap gud Hemene Lat not thy pairt in hir inlaik
c1650 Spalding I. 347.
Old and New Abirdene furneshit out fourscoir four pair of schois for there pairt
1651 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 125.
That the toune be not ingadged in any thing that concernes the shyres pairt
1666 Forbes Baron Ct. 267.
To fie and mantaine his pairt of ane commone heird

4. A portion of a country or territory, or of the world; a district, region or quarter.Chiefly plur., referring to some, or also, redundantly, all, of the regions of the area indicated or specified.For further instances, see Est a., North part n., North partis n. pl., etc.

b. A particular place; a spot.All partis, everywhere.plur. (1) 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 59.
The kynge was passit in the northe partis of Scotlande
1519 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 54.
xii men to wak … at part of the thre partis of the towne
1551 Hamilton Cat. 157.
Thair is four distinct partis or placis of hell
1555 Fam. Rose 219.
In all the partis of this realme als wele in lauch as in hieland partis therof
1570 Canongate Ct. Bk. 231.
The said Thomas is … in the far partis [of the realm]
1641 Acts V. (1817) 442/1.
Within the pairtis of this kingdome lying opposite to Irland
(2) 1473–4 Treas. Acc. I. 6.
For the resignacione for [ed. of] the crovnareschipe … in the partis of Galwaye
1498 Acta Conc. II. 243.
Eftir the cummyn of the kingis hienes furth of the partis of the Ylis
1566–7 Reg. Privy S. V. ii. 269/2.
To the realme and pairtis of Ingland
1572 Inverness Rec. I. 217.
The truble dalye invalescent in the pairtis of Ros
c 1600 Glasg. Univ. Mun. I. 155.
The great … seruice done … in the pairtis of France be vseing of the office of ambassaderrie
1550–1 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 152.
The … lichtleing of this realm … in pairts of Flanderis and France
(3) a1400 Leg. S. ii. 70.
Nero In the weste partis has lattyn hym [Paul] go
1499–1500 Acta Conc. II. 405.
Throw this … pestelence being in the partis about Peblis
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxvi. 70.
Fra Paris and the orient partis [: ayrtis]
1512 Treas. Acc. IV. 349.
To pas in the sowtht partis with lettrez
1513 Doug. ii. xii. 9.
Riches … Reft from all partis
1514 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 89.
Na vnfreman … to saile in marchandice to na partis [etc.]
1523 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 68.
xxxti men … to waik upone the baksyde of the towne at thair awin partis
1547 Ex. Processes No. 1.
The schip … brak lang … or scho come to the partis libellit
1549 Corr. M. Lorraine 303. 1560 Rolland Seven S. 6909.
In vther partis thair was ane nobill knicht
1565 Cal. Sc. P. II. 192.
Nor yit [she] hes sa small moyens in other partes
c1575 Balfour Pract. 638.
That the masteris … bring [their prizes, etc.] … to the partis fra quhilk thay lousit
(b) 14.. Acts I. 347/2.
As in Lothiane and thai pertis betwene the watteris of Tyne and Forth
(c) 1529 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 10.
Personis duelland in ony pairtis beyond the said waltir of Fortht
1564 Sc. Eccles. Soc. 250.
The tane to the north and the uther to the south pairttis
1581 Burne in Cath. Tr. (S.T.S.) 164/20.
Limitat to the pairtis onlie quhair your sanctis var bureit
1588 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 45. 1594 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 104.
To Elgyne and vtheris pairtis benorth the same
(4) 14.. Burgh Laws c. 34 (A).
Gif ony burges be chalangit … in the partis be ȝond the see [etc.]
1496 Acta Conc. II. 35.
For expenses made be him in the partis beyond sey
1497 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 425.
Of the infirmitey cumm out of Franche and strang partis
1526 Reg. Privy S. I. 515/1.
Fredome to pas in the partis beȝond sey
1565 Prot. Bk. James Foulis MS. 94.
Fra the partis … beȝond sey to the quhilkis he is presentlie bown
1653 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II. 176.
The Exchange … is greate in forrane parts and little here
(5) 1459 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 61.
For quhy he had nane land in tha partis
1515 Douglas Corr. 71.
We suld debayt weyll eneuch our adversaris in thir partis
1529 Rec. Earld. Orkney 59.
As he war ane king in thai partis
1540 Lynd. Sat. 3832. 1548–9 Corr. M. Lorraine 292.
1596 Dalr. I. 202/24.
Vnto Irland to explore the myndes … of the Scottis lyueng in thae partes
1597–8 Warrender P. II. 354. 1614 Fraserburgh Kirk S. 37 b.
Haivand maid inquisitioune for [her] both in Tyrie & Abirdour scho cannot be fund in aither of theis pairtis
sing. (1) 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 59.
Yhour men of Inglande … has heryde … a part of Etryke forest
1490 Irland Mir. II. 48/10.
Jhesus … may … move him fra a part of hevin to ane vthir
1503 Acts II. 241/2.
The part of Coule that is nocht within the bondis of my Erle of Ergilis justry
1561 Inverness Rec. I. 58.
Fra the stane to the forrest [= furthest] part innowth the portis
1693 Lanark B. Rec. 249.
To break doune in any pairt of Lanark Muire for finding a coall
(2) a1578 Pitsc. I. 268/31.
And in the wast pairt of Scottland the Earle of Glencairne [etc.]
(3) 1434 Liber Aberbr. II. 66.
The quhilk devydis the landis of … Dunberrow in that part
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 783.
Is nane so prouit in this part of pyth is his peir
c1475 Wall. viii. 432.
In ilka part to gud laubour thai gang
1529 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 13.
Quhat pairt that euer thai cum fra
a1578 Pitsc. I. 123/20.
Donald … invaidit the king in everie part quhair he came
c1610 Jok Uplandis Newis i.
Newis? … ay over manie pairt
(4) 1483 Edinb. Hammermen's Seal of C.
Thair sall be na … werk … schauin … for to sell in na parte fore nor bak side … bot alanerly [etc.]
c1575 Balfour Pract. 638.
Unles … be tempest thay happin to be compellit to saif thame in ane uther port or part
c1590 J. Stewart 34/139.
At part apoynt so lands hir haiknay thair
a 1600 A. Home in Bell. Livy II. 233/31.
Heir is the most convenient and fitting pairt for vs to remaine
1643 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 4.
To permit him to remove from the chairge … to ane other pairt
1657 Hibbert P. No. 19.
[She] would haue yow … to putt him to soome good pairtt quhair he may be taught
1667 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 27.
All shyps … comeing from any forraing part [etc.]
16.. Hist. Kennedy 12.
At ane pairtt callit Slownk-dub, the quhilk is ane litill steane brig

c. A part or quarter of a building or structure.Plur. in laich or law partis (see also Law a. 2 b (2)). 1581 Acts III. 305/1.
Gun pulder … placeit … within the voltis laiche and darne partis and placeis thairof
c 1605 Black Bk. Taymouth 40.
The gallows … in the heichar parte quhairof Alester McGregour … himself wes mountit abone the laiff
1630 Kirkcaldy Presb. 17.
To be affixed to the middest of the foir part of the laft

5. Side; end, extremity. b. Direction in space.For further examples see North part n.(1) 1391 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 379.
As the he gate strekis apon the ta part
14.. Acts I. 357/2.
Be iiij lell men dwellande on the ta part of hime and iiij on the tother part of hime dwellande
c1475 Wall. ii. 129.
Amang thaim lous ȝeid he On athyr part … hewand fast
a1500 Bk. Chess 2155.
And in myd feild … To four partis he [the rook] passis at his will
1513 Doug. ix. ix. 20.
Troianys … At euery part or oppyn fenystar The grundyn darttis leyt down fle
c 1542 Macgibbon & Ross V. 543.
With lychtis at all partis [of the steeple] for the sound of the bellis
1567 Glasgow Prot. IV. 121 n.
The lipper men … duelland at the south part of the brig
1589 Reg. Morton I. 159.
To … inviroun oure said burgh on all partis
1622-6 Bisset II. 182/26.
Greit Brytan invironed … on ilk pairt be the sea
(b) 1525 Wigtown B. Ct. 190 a.
Ane tenment … liand be tuene Sande McCatheiȝ on the taye paryit & Martene Haltron on tudir pariit
(2) 1388 Bamff Chart. 22.
Begynand on the west part of the Lowssy law
1457 Peebles B. Rec. I. 122.
Bethwen the land of the Wach on the vest part … and the land of Wil Bulli on the est part
1479 Newburgh B. Ct. 23 b.
Betuex the landis … on the west part on the ta syde [etc.]
1551–2 Reg. Privy S. IV. 240. 1673 Rothesay B. Rec. 251.
Betuix … his lands on the wast part and the commoun gait
(b) 1447 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 245.

c. On the north part or partis, on the northern side, to the north (of Forth). — 14.. Acts I. 347/2.
The amerciament … on the north pert of the Scottis see is viij ky
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 257/1.
The jurisdictioun … on the north partis of the watter of Forth

6. With cardinal or ordinal numerals forming certain exact arithmetical proportions or exact subdivisions of a whole; an exact divisor or submultiple.a. With a cardinal numeral: Forming a fraction of which the number specified is the numerator, and that number plus one the denominator.Freq., plur. without inflection.(1) 1375 Barb. v. 47 (C) (see (3) below). 1474 Reg. Cupar A. I. 185.
Al our landis of the twa pairt of the esthalf of oure grange
a1500 Rauf C. 123.
He tyt the king be the nek twa part in tene
1501 Treas. Acc. II. 29.
For … tua pairt of the elne
a1568 Bann. MS. 107 b/54.
I mon deburs Moir nor the twa pairt of my fe
(2) c1575 Balfour Pract. 457.
Hir tierce is understuid to be seperat and dividit fra the twa part
1583–4 Culross B. Ct. in Douglas Bequest 24 Mar.
Twa lipeis and thrie pairt lipie
1604 Lord Scone in Misc. Hist. Soc. II. 245.
Off … vituall tua pert mell and thrid pert ber
1619 Argyll Rentals I. 3.
1 boll thrie pairt boll meill
1652 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 282.
Fourteine men tua pairt man at fourtie pound a peice
1652 Argyll Acc.
For the forsaid yeers rent of the thrie pairt of the said lands of Ardnacroish
(3) 1375 Barb. v. 47 (E).
Bot ma than twa partis [C. part] off his rowt War herberyt in the toune
1558-66 Knox II. 128.
Yf the poore [etc.] … had thair awin, his keching wald lack two parttis
1594 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lxxv.
As … Robert sall heff the just twa partis and … Jhone the just thrid pairt therof
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i. 74.
To him perteines twentie kye and twa partes of ane kow
1668 Kirkcudbr. Test. MS. 29 July.
And the twa perts of the said frie geir

b. With an ordinal numeral: Forming a fraction of which one is the numerator and the number specified the denominator, e.g. ferde pairt, quarter.For numerous other examples see Auchtand a., Ferde a. 3, etc.Also ? half pairt = Half a.(1) c1420 Wynt. viii. 6434.
Off lywand men The thryd part it dystroyid then
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 409.
Selcouth war the sevint part to say at saw
1479 Reg. Cupar A. I. 230.
Ws … til haf … lattyn the thryd pairt of the Cowbyr and ane auchtanpairt of Kethik … to … Johne Boyd [etc.]
a1500 Colk. Sow iii. 123.
I can nocht say my self The fyiftie pairte
1493 Acta Conc. I. 274/2.
The wrangwis … withaldin fra him of ane auchtane parte of a schip
1503 Treas. Acc. II. 206.
Ane thrid pairt leo
1529 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 17.
At the penny laif [of oat bread] … wey the penny laif wecht and thrid part wecht of quheit breid
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 6029. 1592 Mining Rec. 76. 1613 Inverness Rec. II. 105.
The fourt pert of ane peck
1631 Cullen B. Ct. MS.
For tua sextan pairtis of the preistfeild
1665 Rothesay B. Rec. 94.
Whitsund. The fift pairt of the medow
a1699 Skene Agric. MS.
An oxe of ane year old is the thrid pairt of a sowmme [etc.]
(2) 1564 Reg. Privy S. V. i. 503/1.
Of the gift of the warde of … sonny half pairt landis of Eister Urquhill
1587 Reg. Privy C. IV. 192.
[He] hes ejectit … the saidis complenaris … furth of the said halff and thrid pairt coblis fisheing
1592 Mining Rec. 65.
For the twa pairt half saxt sewint aucht or nyne pairtis alsweill as for the tent pairt

7. a. What one ought to do, as one's task or function, in certain circumstances; (one's) duty or proper rôle; (one's) intended behaviour.Play the part (of another person or persona), to behave like him.(1) 1375 Barb. xi. 245.
The mast cowart Semyt till do richt weill his part
c1420 Wynt. v. 3823.
Yhoure part is … till injwne The pennans
c1420 Ratis R. 343.
A-quit thi part and ga thar-fra
c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 1655. a1500 Seven S. 1762.
For we haf … dremyt our part To schaw our sciens ȝit attoure
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xi. 13 (B).
Worthye Hector and Hercules [etc.] … Hes playit thair pairtis and all are gone
1513 Doug. iii. ix. 85. 1559 Q. Kennedy in Misc. Wodrow Soc. 266.
My lord of Glencarne did not his pairt to me
1558-66 Knox I. 399.
Sen ye haif presentlie the declaratioun of our intentioun, we desire to knaw lykwayis quhat sall be your pairt to us
1581-1623 James VI Poems I. 8/3.
I pray then euerie one of you [sc. the gods] to help his pairt In graunting this my sute
a1598 Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 971.
Laugh but your part
1648 Glasgow Burgesses 129.
He hes vndertakine to doe the pairt of ane chirurgeon … without any payment
1661 Soc. Ant. XXII. 254.(b) 1639 Hamilton P. (Camden Soc.) 80.
Your Majestie neids not doupte but we shall do our paertes
(2) 1562-3 Winȝet I. 7/23.
Playand to ȝour inferiouris the part of lippir Giezi
1572 Buch. Detect. (1727) 155.
He will play the part of ane honest man
1572 Sat. P. xxxv. 6.
Sum have playit Judas pairt In selling gud Northumberland
1583 Sempill Warning v.
Bott giff ȝe play the part of chasaris dog That [etc.]

b. (A person's, also, once, an animal's) share in an action or event.Art and part, see Art n.1 2. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 1330.
It was gret joy … To se quhow Busefall steirit thair his pairt
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 721.
Wes nane sa proud of his part that prisit quhen he yeid
a1500 Rauf C. 56.
And it be nocht swa sum part salbe thyne
a1500 Seven S. 2560.
And my awne part I sall mak cleire
1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 143.
I tell thé my part
1581 Acts III. 237/1. 1600 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lxxvi.
Incas ye vill stand to and bair a pairt
a1686 Turner Mem. 293.
I will endeavour to airt them as right (to mak ther oune pairt faire) as I can

c. One's way of life. c1420 Ratis R. 890.
Than ches thé vysly syk a part Quhethir it be to relegioune [etc.]
1562-3 Winȝet II. 82/13.
Al the wardlie … suld be eschameit of thare parte
c1568 Lauder Minor P. i. 210.
Quhairfor I do imploir … Ilk man in earth to ponder thair awin part
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxii. 11.
And frome his honest pairt And wertw for to serue
1572 Sat. P. xxxiv. 21.
The greater lordis the falser partis

d. A rôle in a dramatic performance. Also comb. in part-player. 1540 in Lynd. (S.T.S.) II. 4.
Solaice whose parte was but to make mery … at the interluydes of the play
1572 Buch Detect. (1727) 71 (see Lukar n. c).
Part playeris
1611-57 Mure Early Misc. P. xviii. 6.
Too sone … Thy pairt is acted on this wordlie stage

8. Part of orisone, a part of speech: see Oriso(u)n n.

9. A ‘part’ in music. 1540 Lynd. Sat. 147 (B).
Sic plesour … garris me sing the tribill pairt
1562-92 Wode's Psalter (Bass, dupl. vol.) 172.
Sertan … songs perfitly set in iiii pairtis
c1635-80 Edwards Commonpl. Bk. 55 b.
Certaine Italian songs … sounge in thrie pairts cantus tenor and bassus

10. One of the two pieces of an indenture.For further examples see Indentur(e n. 1396 Sc. Ant. XIV. 218.
To the part of this indentoure remaynand with the forsaid Scher Jone the sele of the sayd earle is put to
1402 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 55.
Til the part of thir endenturis remaynand til … Sir William
1424 Dumbarton B. Rec. App. ii. 2.
And to the tother part … the comovn sele of … Renfrew is to put
1471 Ayr Friars Pr. Chart. 54. 1490 Acta Conc. I. 165/2.
Nichole sall deliuer to the said Thomas his parte of the said indenture
1512 Treas. Acc. IV. 372.
Ressavit ane part of indenture of contract … betuix [etc.]
1598 Misc. Bann. C. II. 226.
For he hes bayth our partis [of the contract]

b. transf. Those provisions in a contract which apply to the party concerned. 1565–6 Inverness Rec. I. 131.
For fulfylling of his pert of the contract
1590 Prot. Bk. J. Inglis 18 July.
For the observing & fulfilling of his part of ane contract
1594 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lxxv.
As a full discherg of ather of thair pairtis honestlie satisfait

c. Of (on) the ta (a, etc.) pairt … of (on) the tothir pairt, on one part (of an indenture or contract) … on the other part; on the one hand … on the other; in one respect … in another.(1) 1384 Acts I. 349/1.
This endenture made … betwix … Henry Percy … of the ta part and Archibald of Douglas lord of Galway on the tothir parte [etc.]
c 1439 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 189.
That it is … accordyte betwex my lorde of Mar … one a pairt and Sir Alisander of Forbes … of the tother pairt
1462 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 23.
The actioune betuix ane worthy knycht … on that a part and Dauid Symson on that othir part
1488 Lanark B. Rec. 3. 1530 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 33. 1569 Canongate Ct. Bk. 103.
Comperit the said Stevin on the ane parte and the said Patrik on the uthir parte
c1590 Fowler II. 141/29.
Gif they serve for thy advantage in ane part they ar als disadvantageable in an other
1594 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lxxv.
Robert Logane of Restalrige on the ane pairt and Jhone Neper fear of Merchistoun on the vther pairt
(2) a1538 Abell 29 b.
On the todir part he dred at the king suld … haif fra hir the forsaid responce

11. One or other of the parties in a contract, legal action or dispute; a protagonist.Chiefly in legal contexts. 1386 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 9.
And … aythir part sal make warnyng til othir of xv dayes
c 1400 Ib. No. 53.
Ilke part sal haf fredome to distreyne in the lyke maner gif ony of the partis favty wil nocht assythe til vthir but ony distreynyng
1427 Melville Chart. 245.
And that thire condicionys … salbe kepyt … aythire the partys are oblyste [etc.]
14.. Burgh Laws c. 22 (A).
That thai sal nocht say for haterent of the ta part na lufrent of the tother part
14.. Reg. Maj. c. 38.
The balȝe may … lous thingis that ar doutful betwene ony partis
1456 Hay I. 268/2.
That rycht war done till every part severaly and junctly
1488 Reg. Paisley 406.
Thai sal have layffe to ches thaim [two other persons] with consent of baith the partis
1543 Liber Offic. S. Andree 85.
1556 Lauder Off. Kings 422. 1560 Carte Northberwic 78.
And … bayth the saidis pertes are content to subscryff the samyn
1567 Sat. P. vii. 233.
The tother pairt Erideilus be name … quyetlie away did stalk
1670 Soc. Ant. XXX. 20.
Both pairtis is to sight ther goods ane to ane other or Hallowday

12. One of two or more groups or parties, hostile to, or differing from, one another; a side in a contest or controversy; a party or faction. b. transf. The cause or point of view upheld by one such side. ?1438 Alex. ii. 8912.
Gif the ta part was hardy Conquerand war the tothir party
c1420 Wynt. ii. 1386.
Quhare the fycht wes … On bath the partys rycht cruelle
Ib. viii. 4062.
Heyly he fawowryd the part That langyd Schyr Alysawndyr the Mowbray
c1420 Ratis R. 342.
Gif thow beis tretar at consaill Quhar rychtwys part is lyk to faill [etc.]
c1475 Wall. v. 48.
And xl men of sothroun part war dede
1490 Irland Mir. fol. 356 b.
The prince suld consider quhat pairt haldis thai that ar … of maist experiens
1529 Lynd. Complaynt 349.
To gar ilk lord with vther fecht Geue for thare part it may auaill
1535 Stewart 1043. c1568 Lauder Minor P. iii. 58.
The godlie men no brybs … will take To hurt the ane pairt nor to helpe the vther
a1585 Maitl. Maitl. Q. xix. 73.
Ȝit the ane part on thame dependis The other on France for thair supplie
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 159.
Ane pairt [of the convention thought best] to cheis certane regentis … , ane vther pairt wes myndit to haue the Quene hame agane
c1590 Fowler II. 139/10.
Because the weakest part wald alwyes leane to the strong enmeye

13. A personal quality or attribute, esp. a quality of the mind; a talent. b. A typical quality. c1590 Fowler II. 108/33. Ib. 133/17.
That prence … inlaketh that part quhairwith a chiftene suld be indewed
1593 Warrender P. II. 207.
For the good princelie partis I saw in your hienes
1611-57 Mure Early Misc. P. viii. 9.
Since all thy pairts sum special grace Decoris
1653 Binning Wks. 389.
It is impossible almost for a man to … review his own parts such as ingine, memory, understanding
1684 New Mills Manuf. 70.
That … [he] be desired to speak with the dyer at Kinross to try his humor, character, pairts [etc.]
c1590 Fowler II. 91/24.
It war a part of an vnadvysed and presumptionous man to waid farder thairin
1695 Douglas Corr. 286.
Nether my peartts nor edwcation qwallefiys me to understand how acounts may be mad up

14. As the object of a verb in various special phrases.a. To tak … part (in an action, or of something offered), to participate; to partake. Also const. to with infin. 1477 Misc. Spald. C. II. 252.
We sal tak ane afald pairt in al his leifful … actionis
a1540 Freiris Berw. 299 (B).
Thairfoir sitt doun … And tak ȝow pairt of sic gud as we haif
1581 Sat. P. xliv. 261.
Lyndesay of Leith, tak thou thy pairt of this
1600 Dundas Fam. P. W. 33 (6 Dec.).
And … to tak pairt of your awne guid cheir
c1475 Wall. iii. 202.
The Inglismen tuk playnly part to fle

b. To tak (ane) … pairt with (a person), or to tak (a person's) pairt, to take his side (in an action); to help or support.(1) 1481 Fam. Rose 145 (see Afald a. 2). 1482 Reg. Morton II. 246.
And that I sal tak vprycht & plane part wyth hyme … aganis all thaim that leife & dee may
1515 11th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. vi. 31. 1560 Rolland Seven S. 9438.
For ay with me ȝe tuik sa trew ane part
1565 Black Bk. Taymouth 212.
We promes to tak plane pert with the said larde
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 46.
The thevis tuke pairt with the Scottis [etc.]
(2) 1520 Edinb. Chart. 205.
And tak thar auffald part in all their … leiffull actionis
1535 Stewart 37760.
Thocht tha so planelie durst nocht tak his part
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1356 (Ch.).
Quhat now cummer? Will thow nocht tak my part?
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus i. 692.
[We] Fell heir on case becaus I tuik ȝour part [: hart, revert, aduert, smart]
1570 Misc. Bann. C. I. 40.
For taking the Erle of Rothes part aganis me
1570 Sat. P. xiii. 176.
Sa sall we se … Quhat lurkand lubers will tak thir lymmers parts
a1578 Pitsc. I. 221/7.
War ȝour father leifand ȝeit I wald tak his pairt

c. To tak (also interpret, accept, etc.) words or deeds in (also into) gude (also the best) or (ane) ill (also evill, wors) pairt, to put a certain (good or bad, as specified) construction upon; to regard with favour, or disfavour; not to be displeased or to be displeased with. 1558-66 Knox II. 31.
Interpreit my rude wordis in the best pairte
1556 Lauder Off. Kings 531.
Bot into gude part takit [apoem] weil
1567 Sat. P. vi. 15. c1568 Lauder Minor P. iii. 21.
The godlie will in to gude pairt sustene Dew chaistisment
1568 Lyndesay Pref. 400.
Howbeit … thair writing [could not be] tane in gude part
1569 Cal. Sc. P. III. 20.
I trust you will tak this my thankes … in no wors pert nor they ar ment
1570 Mar & Kellie MSS. 24.
Bot my lippynnyng is your lordship will not take it in evill part
1579 Reg. Morton I. 121. 1596 Dalr. I. 125/19.
Al takes it in ane yll parte
1622-6 Bisset II. 373/11.
That wyse … king … accepted thair ansueir in guid pairt
1685-8 Renwick Serm. 580.
Only desiring that what I have said ye would not take in ill part

d. To kepe (a) gude (lele, honest, etc.) pairt to or towardis (a person), to behave towards him in the way specified. 1456 Hay I. 216/33.
And ȝit Fraunce has kepit a better part to the papis na the emperouris has done
1515 Reg. Privy S. I. 405/2.
That … na persoun … kepand a gude part to the said tutour … be except
a1538 Abell 7 a.
Penolopen … in his absence kepit ane honest part to him
1577 Reg. Morton I. 93.
[He] hes … euir … kepit ane trew aufauld and just part towardis oure souerane lord

e. To hald pairt with, ? to be in the party of, ? to keep company with. — a1568 Bann. MS. 81 a/25.
Suppois I mene I am nocht mendit Sen I held pairt with pouerte

15. Governed by a preposition, in various special phrases.a. In that part, on or concerning that point; on that score; in that respect.In all partis, in every way; in every respect. In ane or no pairt, in one or no respect.(1) 1468 Crawford Mun. Invent. II. 4 (4 Jan.).
To ga betuex Wat Lindesay & al Wat of Ogilvyis clamys in that part
c1475 Wall. i. 33.
Quha likis till haif mar knawlage in that part [etc.]
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 406 (M).
I appeill Thé in that part and preif it pelour with thy persoun
1510 Reg. Privy S. I. 308/1.
Under all the hiest pane … that ye … may … inrin agane our majeste in that parte
1568 Skeyne Descr. Pest 3.
I beand mouit in that part … thoucht expedient to put [these matters] schortlie in wryte
a1651 Calderwood II. 376.(2) c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 2204.
And in all pairtis he suld amend it sone
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 41 (M).
Heir I put sylence to thé in all partis
c1590 Fowler II. 141/29.
Gif they … serve for thy advantage in ane part [etc.]
a1578 Pitsc. I. 384/25.
[His] desyre … was nothing to derogat the King of Scottlandis honour in no pairt

b. (Official or office) in that part (L. in hac parte), by special appointment with jurisdiction limited to a particular matter or class of matters or in respect of time or place.For further examples, see Justice n. 11 a, Mair n., Officiar n. 2 e (7), etc.‘During a vacancy in the office of sheriff, or even when the sheriff was otherwise employed, it appears to have been early the practice of the King's courts to name a substitute for executing any particular affair, and this substitute was called ‘The sheriff in that part’ (Bisset III. 43 n.). 1478 Acta Aud. 64/1.
As schiref of Forfar in that parte maid & constitute be our souuerain lord for the seruing of a breue of inquest [etc.]
1496 Acta Conc. II. 17.
Andro Lord Gray, the Kingis Constable in that part
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 246/2.
A lettre … dischargeing al schireffis and balȝeis of thair officis in that parte
1565 Irvine Mun. I. 52.
To serve our saidis soveraneis and us thair luiftennend in that pairt
1576 Reg. Privy C. II. 516.
The said erll and his collegis justices and lieutenentis in that part within the boundis foirsaidis [etc.]
1588 Prot. Bk. J. Inglis 21 June.
Margeret Gregour … ordanit Andro Hokelet hir sone, hir lauchfull procuratour in that part
Ib. 8 Nov., etc.
Pekke man at the … myll, baille in that part to Mr Thomas Gordone
1622-6 Bisset II. 235/11.
The admirall or his deputtis in that pairt
1679 J. Somerville Mem. I. 324.

c. In part, in part, partly.Also (in) a part (the quot. from Dunb. might equally be a further instance of in apert s.v. Apert a. 4), in sum part, on part, id.In pairt (of) (something owed or due), as a portion or instalment.(1) ?1438 Alex. ii. 3093.
For to encheif or purpose ta Outher in part or ilka dele
1423 (1513) Reg. Great S. 31/2.
Na of the thyngis … giffin til hym tharfor in al na in part
a1500 Seven S. 2187.
That ȝe sall fynd the bulleris sevyne In part ȝour questioun to declare
1512 Reg. Privy S. I. 365/2. 1592 Acts III. 544/1.(2) c1420 Wynt. iv. 204.
Quhille the weltrand wawys kene Suld a part [E2, A. in a part] have swagyd bene
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxiii. 17.
Ȝett in a pairt I was agast Or ȝe the narrest way had past
1560 Rolland Seven S. 7016.
He spak to hir of lufe Quhilk in ane part hir hart greitlie did mufe
(3) c1420 Wynt. vii. 1913.
Assythyd in sum part than wes he
(4) 1513 Doug. v. xiv. 1.
Glaidnes … in to sum part Begouth to kittil Eneas thochtful hart
(5) c1475 Wall. i. 310.
Will God I leiffe we sall ws wreke on part
(6) 1396 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 31.
In part of payment of the forsayd ii c marcis
1501 Treas. Acc. II. 47.
In pert of payment of the hall theking
1546 Misc. Spald. C. II. 201.
1565 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 51.
To Alexander Guthre in part of payment of his lenth money
a1598 Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 443.
Good wil should be taken in pairt of payment
1646 Army of the Covenant II. 375.
In pairt of the … money dew to his troupe
1676 Cunningham Diary 75.
To Wil. Cuningham in part of his fies
1688 New Mills Manuf. 186.
To give … cloath … in pairt of what cloath is owing him
(7) 1620 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 179.
And upone the ressait thairof in all or in pairt acquittance and discharge [etc.]
1664 Rothesay B. Rec. 84.
Which sowme was geawin … in part payment of the money cravit … for cess

d. For (another person's) pairt (L. pro parte), on his behalf.Parenthetically, (as) for (a person's awne) pairt, as his share of an action; as far as he is concerned. Also on, in or of (a person's) pairt, id.(1) a1400 Leg. S. xl. 1130.
Ȝet suld I sla hyme … Tho I assith for thi part mad
1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 58.
For my lege lordis parte King of Scotland
1456 Hay I. 190/12.
And he [her husband] salbe for hir part herd in jugement
1593 Wemyss Chart. 217.
At quhilk meitting the freindis for the pairt of the said nobill lord grantit ane vrang done
1589-1600 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 39 a.
I haue reseuet for ȝour part of ȝour coper seluer fre Lesbone [etc.]
1603 Inverness Rec. II. 5. 1630 Linlithgow B. Rec. 5 Mar.
Judgis arbitratouris choissin for the pairt of Richerd Quhyt
(2) 1493 Acta Conc. I. 275/1.
Thomas wes reddy to haf done for his parte … that efferit therto
1558-66 Knox II. 50.
Quhairin shalbe conteaned what he shall do for his parte
1565 St. A. Kirk S. 252.
[He] for his part acceppis the confession of Cristen Kynnmonth
1569 Canongate Ct. Bk. 104.
Athir of thame for thair awin pairtes safer as thai occupie thairof
a 1600 Misc. Spald. C. III. 216.
As for my pairt … sa judge … of me hearafter [etc.]
1600 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lxxvi.
For my awin part he sall knaw of all that I do [etc.]
1628 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 288.
For Johne Skenes pairt he departed this lyff in Flanders
(b) c1616 Hume Orthog. 10.
For my awne paert I lyke the last best
(3) 1400 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 44.
And it peraventour nocht knawen on yhour parte
a1500 Rauf C. 833.
Sa laith thay war on ather part to lat thair price fall
1598 James VI Basil. Doron 183/7.
Youre impatiencie … uill be interpreted to be for lake of reason on youre pairte
1600 Acts IV. 209/2.
I trow it sall kyth to be ane plane treassoun one my lordis pairt
1641 Cuningham Journal 58.
Least … the said appointment with the said toun … on our part should be irritt
1490 Irland Mir. I. 48/7.
We may considere … quhat js requirit jn oure part [etc.]
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 23/26.
That the synnar of his awne part mak satisfactoun [etc.]
1572 Buch. Detect. (1727) 152.
Weill, thair wantis nathing of my part

e. For the maist pairt, for the most part, generally, as a rule. f. Be maste part or in gret part, to a great extent; largely.e. 1563 Reg. Privy S. I. 248.
The saidis malefactouris for the maist part hantis and reparis within the boundis following
c1590 Fowler II. 117/22.
Men … ar for the maist part ingrait [etc.]
1622-6 Bisset II. 148/15. 1645 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 38. ?c1675 J. Gordon Hist. I. 18.
Besyde the advauntage of his constant abode at courte for the most pairt
f. a1400 Leg. S. xxxi. 51.
Scho had leyryte be maste part Of the sewine sciens al the harte
Ib. xxxvii. 236.
The self bowelis als saw he In gret part vncouerit be

g. By part and part, a little at a time, gradually. — 1635 Dickson Hebrews 2.
The manner of God's dispensing His will … was by part and part
Id. Psalms II. 21.
Christ's coming to accomplish salvation by part and part

h. On the parte, ? — 1658 Rothesay B. Rec. 274.
Quherupon Allexander Wode tuik instruments quheras he was villing to delyver the samyn efter the sichting to any buyar on the parte

16. In adv. phrases without preposition.Sum pairt, somewhat; a little; to a certain extent. In later use, sometimes written as one word.Maist pairt, mostly; to a great extent.(1) a1400 Leg. S. ii. 169.
Nero … was than sum part rade
1456 Hay I. 14/28.
Suppos it be sum part subtile to understand
c1475 Wall. iv. 22.
Wallace sum part befor the court furth raid
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxix. 47.
It dois my spreit sum pairt confort
c 1522 Doug. in Doug. (Sm.) I. ci.
Quharby perauentur I sall knaw sum pert mayr of his mynd
1533 Boece iv. i. 125.
Certane lymmaris quhilkis … had sum parte inquiet the cuntre
1570 Sat. P. x. 140.
Of quhais rair bewtie scho did sumpart farlie
c1600 Montg. Suppl. xxxii. 17. 1622-6 Bisset II. 41/15.
This appeiris to be sum pairt contrarius
(2) c1420 Ratis R. 85.
[Men] That settis maist part thar lewyng In rychtwysnes [etc.]
1567 G. Ball. 166.
[Mankind] Leuand maist pairt in all vice
1684 Glamis Bk. Record 24.
What is done to children and old men is most pairt lost [etc.]

B. adv. Partly. = Partlie adv.(a) c1420 Wynt. ii. 840.
Othir incydens sere Accordand part to this matere
1513 Doug. vi. Prol. 77.
Thocht sum his writis frawart our faith part drawis
1535 Stewart 22787.
Quhill pairt be force … Ȝour celsitude [we] war subdewit till
(b) 1581–2 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 229.
To caus mak … ane pres … and to pairt furneis all necessaris thairto
1596 Dalr. II. 422/14.
Tha declair the truth … parte with rasounis, parte with authorities of the Scriptures [etc.]
1612 McKay Kilmarnock 308.
Codis pairtlie filled with downis and pairt with fedderis

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