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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Consultatioun, n. Also: -atyown, -acion. [e.m.E. (1548) and OF. consultation, L. consultātio.] Consultation; counsel. c1420 Wynt. viii. 762.
Quhen all thir gret conclusyownys Wyth syndry consultatyownys … War oppynyd [etc.]
1533 Bell. Livy I. 225/14.
The faderis … held … mony private consultatiouns amang thame
Ib. II. 11/28.
He tuke consultatioun of sindri his assessouris quhat was to be done
1555 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 296.
Ane disjune … quhilk wes had upon the consultatioun for remeid to the tolbuith
1557 Ayr Chart. 43.
Efter lang and perfect avisement and consultatioun of divers cunnyng men
a1578 Pitsc. I. 28/9.
Rewlling all thingis … but ony adwyce or consulltatioun of vthiris nobillis

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