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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Valo(u)r, v. Also: waloure, walur, vallour. [Val(o)ur n.] tr. To value, to assess the worth or price of (something). 1591 Conv. Burghs I 362.
Caus valour, roup, and put the samin [sc. common lands] to the vtermaist awaill and profeit
1610 Inverurie B. Ct. 4 Dec.
Ane chopin aill … to be taistit & waloureit
1612 Brechin Test. III 296b.
The plenissing … to be valorit & estimat be his executrix
1612 Aberd. Council Lett. I 115.
Twa honest men … sall teynd and vallour the pryce thairof
c1650 Spalding I 294
Both Abirdeins wes also valourit and stentit
1657 Balfour Ann. II 11.
Siluer plate, walurid at 1500 pounds starling

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