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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Clem(e, n. Also: cleym, cleame. [Variant of Clame and Claym n. Cf. Clem(ev.] A claim. 1446 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 249.
War that land fra it that Forbes clemys … , the lave war nocht a dauach and a half, quharfore his clemeis is nocht like to be richtwise
1489 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 546.
Nothir I nor my airis … may assert … any rycht or cleym, propirty or possession, in or to the forsayd landis
1499 Highland P. II. 197.
The said Duncane … sal gife me oure the said landis … with all cleme and rychtis that he has to the saidis landis
1526 Red Bk. Grandtully I. 63.
For the renunciacioun … of all rycht, clem [etc.] … in and to the landis of Garintulie
1538 Breadalbane Doc. (Reg. H.) No. 48.
Ane cleme at the said Archibald hed to the landis of Stronmonessaik
1565 Peebles B. Rec. 299.
That Iohne Wille cuttit and tuk away ane certin esche treis, as thair clem preporttit
1581 Reg. Privy C. III. 379.
The said Commendatar … dischargeand thame of all cleame and actioun that may be intentit aganis thame

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