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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cathedrale, -all, a. Also: cathedrail(e, -aill, -al; cathedyrale, -era(i)le, -erall. [ME. cathedrall(e, cathedral (c 1300), F. cathédral, late L. cathedrālis.] Pertaining of a bishop's see. Esp. cathedral kirk.(a) c1420 Wynt. v. 5823.
In Ros he fowndyd Rosmarkyne, That … made was a place cathedrale
Ib. viii. 3094.
In the north half off the new kyrke cathedrale
1439 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 239.
To pay … in the cathedrail kyrk of Aberden and to the chaplane … the said annuale
1509 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 266.
To … pay … four thousande pundis to the cathedraile kirkis of Aberdene and Murraye
1537 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 412.
Schir Wilȝeme Myrtone maister of the sang schuyll of the cathedrall kyrk
1560 Misc. Spald. C. V. iii.
To the chaplanis of the cathedrall kirk
Ane annuel rent to the cathedraill kirk
1592 Acts III. 643/1.
That the actis … anent mansis and gleibis … sall be … extendit to all abbayes and cathedrall kirkis
Ib. 2.
The saidis cathedrall and abbay places
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. 104.
The Caluinolatre ministers playis the part of ane impudent bard aganis the cathedral sait of Rome
(b) c1420 Wynt. vii. 3370.
And bot off hys ethchettys hale Hys kyrk he endyd cathedyrale
1454 Liber Coll. Glasg. 177.
The Kyngis streyte at strekis fra the cathederale kyrke of Glasgu wntyll the mercat cors of the samyn
1470 Wemyss Chart. 97.
Supprior and conwent of the Cathederaile kirk of Sanctandrois
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 222/14.
Thair was cummand to the cathederall kirk master George of Lawder … bischope of Ergyle

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