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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Unvalabill, -liable, Wnwalabile, adj. [e.m.E. vnuaylable (1502); Vailȝeabil(l adj.] Of no value, worthless. — c1460 Wisd. Sol. (STS) 494.
Al that is bot vanite and lycht, transitoure blythnes, wnwalabile
1568 Q. Mary in Lennox Mun. 420.
Considerand in the estait we ar presentlie in, could nocht fulfill your haill desyre in effect as ye requyrit as vnvalabill for your proffeitt
1644 Justiciary Cases III 649.
Being … at the best ather false or uncertane signes or unvaliable for the condemnatione of any man

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