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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Again-, Aganestandand, pr. pple. Also: agayn(e)standand(e, aganestandyn, -standing. [Cf. Againstand,v. and ME. (not) ayenstondyng (c 1400).]

1. Nocht againstandand, notwithstanding, despite. 1393 Reg. Morton II. 190.
It sal be leful tyl him … to distrenȝe, noucht agaynstandand this grante
1398 Acts I. 211/1.
Nocht agaynstandande ony condicions of retenewis
1415 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 36.
Nochtaganstandand ony letteris send to ȝou
c1420 Wynt. viii. 926.
Noucht agaynstandande the gret ath, That thai swor
1456 Hay I. 43/15.
Nocht agaynstandand that Rome had pes with all thair nychtbouris
1485 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 205.
Nocht againe stanand ony accord … mad throw ws in tyme gane by

2. Standing in opposition or in the way. 1413 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 365.
Na remede in lach … agayne standand that may be proponyt in the contrary
1423–4 Wemyss Chart. 48.
Nathing to be proponyt in the contrare agaynstandande
1463 Chart. (Reg. H.) No. 375 B.
Na Remede of law na ȝit excepcion of law … to be proponit aganestandyn in the contrare

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