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Rexive, Rextive (or -ivé), adj. and adv. Appar. abbreviated forms of Respective adj. or Respectivé adv. 1567 Acts III 9/1.
Eftir that I had knokit sex knokis at ilkane of the ȝettis thairof rextiue
1615 Nugae Scoticae 11.
Thir things were done day, place, yeir of (God) and of our sovereign lord's raigne, rexive above-written
1631 Kennedy Aberd. Ann. II 224.
Whilkis persones electit … to the saidis officis rexive
1641 Acts V 448/1.
In the saidis places and offices rextiue
Ib. 448/2. 1674 Justiciary Ct. Rec. II 261.
In the year 1668 and subsequent years, months and days of the said rexive years
1693 Irvine Deeds (Dispn. Francis & Baillie to Gray).
And in & to the rexive bonds of corroboratne
1718 Fraser P. 165.

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