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Toties quoties, Totiens quotiens, adv. Also: totiens cotiens, tatias quatias, tostes coses, tosthes tosthes, tosoms quotims, tosis cosis. [e.m.E. tociens quociens (1525), tossyens quossyens (1555), toties quoties (1698-9), L. totiens quotiens, toties quoties.] As often as necessary, on every occasion.(a) 1540 Lynd. Sat. 2249 (B).
[Pardonar:] A thowsand ȝeir of pardone I thé gife … A thowsand ȝeir I lay vpoun thyne heid, With totiens quotiens
1569 Reg. Privy C. I 685.
He sall na wyis … troubill Alexander Quhitlaw … under the pane of vc li. toties quoties
1598 Elgin Rec. II 67.
In cace the saidis officiaris be negligent and failyie at ony tym in doing of thair dewties eftir tryall they sall pay 6 s. 8 d. toties quoties
1636 Misc. Spald. C. V 226.
Quhosoewir contraweines the ordinance, sall pay ten libs., toties quoties within term of law, vnder the pain of poynding
1656 Aberd. B. Rec. IV 163.
Vnder the paine of fyve pund the first fault, ten pund the secund fault, and so furth thairefter, toties quoties
1675 Edinb. B. Rec. X 282.
Incaice … anie … coatchemen shall be found dryveing there coatches efter fyve of the clock in the winter tyme without a lighted linck … they shall pay the … unlaw of ten pound toties quoties
(b) 1607 Murray Lyon Hist. Lodge Edinb. 26.
Under the paine of x poundis tostes coses so oft as he faills
1621 Murray Lyon Hist. Lodge Edinb. 34.
Under the pane of twentie pounds tosthes tosthes [sic in pr.]
1662 Forbes Baron Ct. 235.
Vnder the pain of fortie shilling totiens cotiens
1665 Forbes Baron Ct. 260.
Giv any be found of … thair beastes … within the said Windiseye … they sall pey thrie shilling for ewry hors, tuo shilling for ewry nolt best, and tuall penies for ewry sheip tatias quatias
1665 Dundee B. Laws 449.
If anie of the breithrine of the said tread sall be found transgresing the lord's day … that they sall be lyable to the payment of fourtie schiling Scots monie, tosoms quotims
1708 Dundee B. Laws 454.
Whosoever shall happen to strike the table in the deacon's presence shall pay six shillings eight pennies, tosis cosis, for the first fault, and for the second fault thirteen shillings four pennies, tosis cosis, the third fault one pound Scots, tosis cosis

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