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Praisabile, Praysable, -ible, adj. [ME preis-, preysable (14th c.), e.m.E. praysable, praiseable.] a. Praiseworthy, laudable. b. Expressing praise, laudatory. —a. c1520-c1535 Nisbet 2 Timothe ii 15.
Id. Ep. Ald Test. xi 53. 1560 Cal. Sc. P. I 573.
Yow never did anything more worthy off yourself, nor more praysible in the syght off God and man
b. a1586 Maitland Ho. Seytoun 45.
That it is flatterie to wryt ony thing praysable in the mannis lyftyme

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