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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Upbringer, -ar, -aire, n. [Upbring v.] a. One who is charged with the bringing-up of a child. b. One who rears animals. —a. 1570–1 Canongate Ct. Bk. 314.
Grissell Wilsoun tutrix and upbringar of Williame Lowsoun
1598 James VI Basil. Doron 155/5.
Honoure also thame that are in loco parentum unto you, sicc as youre gouuernouris & upbringaires & youre præceptouris
b. 1598 Edinb. B. Rec. V 232.
That na flescheour … bye any bestiall … before the ordiner tyme of the merkatt … except thai bye thame fra the just awner and upbringer thairof upoun his awin grund

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