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Chalice, Chalis, Chaleis, n. Also: chalyce, -ys, -ise, -es, -ece, -ace; challice, -is, -eis, -es(e, -ece. [ME. chalice (c 1300), chalyce, -ys, -is, chales (e.m.E. challes, etc.), OF. chalice, L. calic-, calix. See also Chelice.] A sacramental cup.(a) a1400 Leg. S. xxii. 620.
Thane men mycht se gret ferly, Hou the pecis … Lape togydyr, & was farere Chalyce thane before be fare
c1420 Wynt. v. 1384.
Nakyn thyng that halowyt ware, Chalyce, towale, or awtare
Ib. vii. 1352.
Thai sayd … Hys mynysterys … Prewaly put in his chalyce Wenenows poysowne
1479 Reg. Cupar A. I. 217.
Al manner of costis … allane outane … the chalicis (and tha be of siluer)
1483 Acta Aud. *119/2.
A chalice weyand vj vnce
1500 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 81.
Buke, challice, vestimentis, and siklike neidfull thingis
1504 Treas. Acc. II. 456.
For ane tyn chalice to the chapell of Drumfreis
1511 Treas. Acc. IV. 194.
Deliverit be the said dene for outquitting of ane silvir challice of the chapele … 1 s.
1527 Ib. V. 324.
To Dene David Jameson … in recompens of a gilt challice stollin furtht of the abbay of Newbottill, the Kingis hienes being thair
1530 Reg. Soltre 158.
For the mending of ane litill challice of siluer and the eking of ane vnce, xxii s.
1559 Peebles B. Rec. 255.
The siluer chalice wantand in tyme of the deceis of vmquhile Sir Iohne Ker
(b) 1426 Soc. Ant. II. 387.
Iohn of the Furde gafe a sylver chalys … to Saynt Peters Altar
1445 Ib. 9.
That thai sal kepe … buke, vestment, chalis, and al other anowrnments
1456 Misc. Bann. C. III. 100.
The said chalys to be giltyt
1477 Peebles B. Rec. 182.
The said chaplanry with … chalys, westment and other anormentis that langit tharto
1498 Halyb. 159.
A challis half syluer and coper owirgilt
1562 Inverness B. Rec. I. 73.
The … prowest … and … balyes … resauit fra the Freris Predicatouris of Innernes in keping certan chalise and ornamentis
1562-3 Winȝet I. 113/23.
Vestimentis, chalissis, and wtheris ornamentis in the Kirkis
1636 Maxwell Stuart Mun. 34.
A challis, a paire of pattens, a basen to receiue the offerings
(c) 1510 Rentale Dunkeld. fol. 87.
Twa chales with siluer cop, the laif coppir ourgilt
1516 State P. (Reg. H.) No. 22.
A chalace, two crewettis of siluer
1527 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. 359.
Dauid Bruce ressauit in iugiment … ane chaleis … and als ressauit xv unce of brokin siluer … to mak ane chaleis of xl. unce
1532 Treas. Acc. VI. 22.
vij elnis of kanves to be ane alb, and ane poik to the challece
1538 Ib. VII. 37.
Ane haly watter fatt … ane challeis … twa crowatis
1561 Inverness B. Rec. I. 70.
The freyris ornamentis and chalecisse
1567 Inv. Q. Mary p. cxlix.
Ane sylver chales with the pate[n] gylt
1572 Sat. P. xxx. 185.
Haue we sic wrangous geir … As crowats, sensours, or ane challeis leid?

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