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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Entres silver, n. Also: entreis, entries, entrisse. [Entres n.1 3.] Money paid on entering into occupation of land, etc., on being admitted as an apprentice, or bringing goods into a port.(1) 1522 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 100.
Ane certane soome … paid to ws … for his grissoum and entres siluer of ane half nettis fisching
1543 Reg. Cupar A. II. 222.
Composition x merkis for gressum and entres siluer
1552–3 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 270.
xv s. gottin fra Johne Henrysoun for his entres silver to the akers on the mure
1574 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 8.
Ilk buyth to paye of entres siluer for ane lyferent tak, xx lib.
1598 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 161.
The comptis … of his intromissioun with the … entres syluer of the fischingis and land tackis
1606 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1026.
The gressome or entrisse silver wherof shall acress to the stipend in all tyme comeing
1641 Aberd. B. Rec. III. 258.
Ane wther saising … to be givin … for the compositioun of wther fourtie merkis of entres siluer
(2) 1577 Dundee B. Laws 342.
The haill entries siluer of all prentisses, and siluer of vpsetting of maisteris buthis
1584 Acts III. 364/1.
Prenteis or entres siluer … payit
(3) 1641 Acts V. 627/2.
The tollis, customeis, … entreis silver, gadgeing silver, and vtheris of quhatsumeuir schippis … repairing within the said poirt

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