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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Proportionable, Proporcionab(i)le, adj. [ME and e.m.E. proporcionable (Chaucer), -tionable (1528), OF *proporcionable, med. L. *proportionabilis, f. proportionare Proportio(u)ne v.] That is in due proportion; commensurate in degree. — 1490 Irland Mir. I 65/21.
The twa thingis that oure lif is rutit in in this warld … are naturale humedite and proporcionabile heit thar to
Id. Asl. MS 80/3.
Pennance convenient and proporcionable aganis the syn
1651 Cockburnspath Baron Ct. 5 June.
The forsaid persons are ordained to make payment of thair proportionable partis to James Taitt bailȝie

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