A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Forehand, a. [e.m.E. (1599).] Paid in advance. — 1667 Justiciary Ct. Rec. I. 216.
It is necessary in this case that forehand payment was really made 1676 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 295.
For payment of thrittie punds money yeirlie of foirhand duetie
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