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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gainstandar, -er, n. Also: gaine-, gan(e)-. [f. Gainstand,v. Cf. Againstandare.] One who resists or opposes. — 1477 Edinb. Chart. 141.
The ganestandaris and brekaris of the saide statutis
1573 Bann. Memor. 306.
[To] assist the trew preichouris of the word of God against whatsumeuer … gainstanderis of the same
1599 Glasgow Weavers 50.
Gif ony brother of the craft sall ganstand, the ganstandar sall paye … xl s.

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