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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Eritabil(l, -able, a. Also: erytabyll, -ill, eritabile, eretabill. [Var. of Heritabill a.]

1. Valid by inheritance. 1397 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 166.
With all hast he sall giff chartyr and possessyovn erytabill to the sayd Gorge
1433 Stirlings of Keir 211.
Grauntande … my full power … To gif eretabill sesyng of my landis
1462 Peebles B. Rec. 146.
The sayde balya … chargit hym to gyf eritable stat and possessioun to Sir Johne Smayle
1473 Lindores Abbey 168.
To gyff erytabyll stat and sysyn
1500 Dunferm. B. Rec. 102.
The … bailye deliverit eritabil stait and possessione … of ane land

2. Hereditary. 1630 Liber Ins. Missarum 103.
In ane iudiciall court haldin within the tolbuth of Pearth be maister Patrick Murray … eritable bailȝie of the sam court

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