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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Undefoulit, ppl. adj. Also: undefoullit, -fowlit, wndefould. [ME and e.m.E. vndefoulet (14th c.); Defoul(e v.]

1. = Undeflorit ppl. adj. a. 1490 Irland Mir. I 166/1.
Moder of God and virgin wndefould!
a1500 Bk. Chess 453.
This worthy victor … Gaif thaim the virgyne … But hurt or harme & vndefowlit
1533 Boece 134b.
Romanis … left nowthir virgine nor matrone vndefowlit

b. = Undeflorit ppl. adj. b. 1550 15th Rep. Hist. MSS App. viii 21.
[He ordains his wife to be tutrix testamentary to William, his son … so long as she remained a] widow and vndefoulit

2. = Undefilit ppl. adj. b. 1456 Hay I 225/6.
For law of nature … permaynis for ever undefoulit, but mutacioun, or ony changeing, or ony gaynsaying
1456 Hay II 10/6.
He is behaldyn till governe, kepe, and manetene his ordre in all honour, worschip, and reverence undefoulit
1456 Hay II 49/19.
He suld hald his handis undefoulit or fylit with our vilaynouse dedis
c1515 Asl. MS I 247/28.
Scotland tuk the faith of Crist and as ȝit has kepit it vndefoulit
c1520-c1535 Nisbet Ephes. v 27.
Crist luvit the kirk and gave him self for it … that it be haly and vndefoulit
1533 Boece 271b.
Few placis war in Northumbirland impollute nor vndefoullit be the blude of Britons

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