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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Unredemabill, -redemabile, -redeemable, -redimabill, adj. [e.m.E. vnredeemeable (1593); Redemabil(l adj.] Not capable of being repurchased or taken back into ownership, by a previous possessor. — 1555 Acts II 490/2.
It is statute … that quhether the annuell be redemabill or vnredemabill [etc.]
1561 Glasgow Prot. III 2.
Grantand the saidis four riggis lande to remayne with the saidis Mathow, heretabille and unredemabile
1584 Reg. Privy C. III 672.
Heretabill tennendreis unredimabill
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II 191.
Landed men worth 300 merks of rent unredeemable

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