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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Ground-richt, -rycht, n. Also: grounde-, grond-. [Ground n. 4.] Heritable right; right of possession. (Chiefly of real property.) 1466 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 396.
Quhethir the said Malcolme … has grounde rycht in or to the sade office of fostary of the Torwoide or the said Alexander has grunde rytht … as apperande
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 192/21.
Willam bastard … put the Danys … out of Brettane and haldis that land as ȝit quhilk of ground rycht suld be the king of Scotlandis
1502 Acta Conc. III. 186.
Without prejudice of the ground richt til ony of the partiis hereapone
1520 Fife Sheriff Ct. 171.
The abbot wes present in court and herd & saw the disputacioun of the richt of the pley of the landis of Petgorno … & allegit na thing aganis the grond richt tharof
1557 Ayr Chart. 44.
Bnt dirogatioun of the saidis … communiteis allegit ground rycht, infeftment and title quhilk thai have to the saidis faris keiping
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Breve de recto.
The brieue of richt was vsed … in decision of the grounde richt and propertie of lands and reduction of infeftments

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