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Indentur(e, -our, n. Also: -wr, -or, (indentura). [Late ME. (1497), indentour (1463), earlier endenture, Endenture.] An indenture.(a) 1391 Lennox Mun. 43.
This indentur, made … the sevyntene day of Februar
1420 Reg. Great S. 29/2.
This indentur made … betuyx a hee and a mychty lord, … , on the ta part [etc.]
1489 Wemyss Chart. 112.
Thys indentur maide at the citte of Sanctandrois
(b) 1416 Maxwell Mem. I. 141.
This indentura mad ... the sevynd day of ... Avirbil [etc.]
(c) 1396 Scot. Ant. XIV. 217.
This indenture made … betwix a nobil lorde … Scher Henry Synclar … on the ta part and … Scher Jone of Drvmounde … on the tother part
c1420 Wynt. viii. 2808.
The indenture till hym gave he, Off thare cunnandis prwff to be
1457 Wemyss Chart. 81.
The day immediate gangand befoir the making of this indenture
1512 Treas. Acc. IV. 372.
Ane part of indenture of contract … berand in itself certane appunctuamentis … apoun the alloryng of the haill hall
(d) 1405 Maxwell Mem. I. 146.
Thir foirsaid indenturis beand of na valow efftir the dissese of the forsaid Erle
c1420 Wynt. viii. 2799.
That ilke nycht than wrytyne ware Thare indentwris
1450 Peebles B. Rec. 16.
The comon sele of Peblis, and the sele of the forsaid Sir Wilyam Adeson, til thir indenturis interchangeabily ar to hwngyn
1498 Bk. Carlaverock II. 451.
The said lord Erle has alluterlie failȝeit in the fulfilling of the saide indenturis
1531 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 53.
Till put the saidys prentissis in thair prentis buk, and mak the indenturis of thair conditiouns amangys thame
(e) 1418 Liber Melros 502.
The qwhilkis indentours the forsaid Nychole has delyuerit … forowten fraude or gyle
1428 Antiq. Aberd. & Banff III. 461.
For mar sikernes … to the part of this indentour … the forsaid Murthou has put to his seele
1498 Fam. Rose 167.
That the said James … at the seilling … of thir indentoris sall … hanfast the said Alyn
c 1555 Edinb. Hammermen 3.
Thai sall … in presens of thame bynd hym prenteis & mak his indentour
1628 St. A. Baxter Bks. 90.
To serve and vork his maisteris daugh, and to serve him according to his indentour
1666 Glasg. Chart. II. 64.
Ever since the mutuall indentor in the said yeir
comb. 1495 Acta Conc. I. 427/2.
The evident in indenture wise that he producit in this mater

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