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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dew service. Also: dewe, dev. [Dew a. Cf. Do-service.] Service required from a tenant to a feudal superior. 1504 Maxwell Mem. 225.
The said Iohne … payand … siclik malis, devteis, and dev seruice as the said Iohne hais pait to ws … in times bigane
1521 Liber Melros 631.
We sall neuer … hwrt, herry, nor charge … the landis … with na tailȝeis, taxis, extentis, cariagis, nor dew service
1550 Reg. Cupar A. II. 103.
Payand … ȝeirlie … tuelf caponis … with all vthir hariage, cariage, dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont
1566 Prot. Bk. D. Gray 31.
We … to releve the said master Dauid of the hareage, careage, & dew seruice conforme tyll our part
1617 Acts IV. 573/1.
The kayne peittis and bonday warkis of the … baronye of Crocemichell and dew seruices of the samen baronie

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