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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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According, pr. p. [Later form for accordand, agreeing with ME. according (c 1400).] According or corresponding to; relating to; fitting for. Also without preps.(1) 1474 Treas. Acc. I. 69 (thingis according to artilȝery). 1483 Acta Conc. *84/1 (all thingis according for a gentle man). 1506 Glasgow Dioc. Reg. II. 153 (ay according to the werk). 1513 Doug. i. ix. 46 (accordyng thy desert). 1554 Edinb. B. Rec. 204 (according to the fynes thairof). a1578 Pitsc. I. 337/16 (naiperie according for ane king).(2) a1500 Lanc. 103 (it is weil accordinge it be so). 1513 Doug. xiii. vi. 43 (tryumphe to mak, as was accordyng). a 1580 Misc. Wodrow Soc. 297 (according as he has passit befoir).

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