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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fore-writin(e, Forwretyn(e, p.p. and ppl. a. Also: foyrwretyn, forwrytin(e, -wyrtyne, -writtin, -vritin. [e.m.E. forewritten (1599). Cf. Before-written.] Already set down in writing. a1400 Leg. S. xli. 290.
This wes done … [on] the dat for-wrytine here
1399 Melville Chart. 15.
Al thir thingis forwretyne to be kepit and haldyn
1428 Liber Aberbr. 59.
The day, place, moneth, and yer forvritin
1432 Lamont P. 13.
Thir foyrwretyn personis
In furm forwretyn
1485 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 138.
The forwrittin soum … sal be laid on othir landis
1520 Fife Sheriff Ct. 181.
The saidis personis lauchfully … summond to the forewritin day
1522 Ib. 266.
The said action being put to the knawleige of the forewritine assise

Fore-writin p.p., ppl. adj.

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