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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Claym(e, n. Also: claime. [ME. and e.m.E. claym(e, ME. cleym(e, OF. claime, var. of clame Clame n.] A claim. 1379 Douglas Chart. 28.
Al … clayme, persuit, chalenge or askyng
1393 Reg. Morton II. 192.
The saide landis ... to be anext to the barony of Dalketh ... but claime or chalang of thaim
1443 Highland P. II. 179.
It is acordit that the said Schir Duncan … Sal nevir mak clayme na letting … to the said Schir John … in the beryng of the lioun in thair armys
1456 Hay I. 270/11.
In sik proces the provour … suld speke first and mak his clayme
Ib. 271/17.
Before a juge a man suld mak his clayme be a libell in wrytt
1472 Bamff Chart. 30.
Al clayms, rychtis and interesse … that I had in or to the annuale of sex markis
1492 Dunferm. B. Rec. 32.
Wilyam Stewart … borowit Jamys Bosuell … to ansuer to Johne Wilsone claym but fraud or gill
1544 Elgin Rec. I. 80.
Gilbert Kemp vas acquit of the claym of lvi s. of bow caill

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