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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Ingros, v.1 [e.m.E. ingross, -grose (1526), med. L. ingrossare.] tr. To engross; to write out in legal form, to enter (in a document or register) as a legal record. 1511–2 Wemyss Chart. 140.
The same to be ingrossit in autentyk and dew forme wnder baitht thar selis
1570 Prot. Bk. A. Lawson i.
In signe and takin of his admissioun [as a notary] hes causit him ingros his signe and subscription quhilk he sall vse in all tymes cuming
1582 Prot. Bk. W. Mackerrell 1.
In … takin of his admissioun [as a notary] hes causit ingros his signe and subscriptioun manuall … and ingrossit the samin in this his awin buik
1592 Banff Ann. II. 409.
The prothogall buik vnderwrittin quhairin the instrument of seasing vnderwrittin is ingrossit
1609 Edinb. Test. XLV. 333.
This I ordane to be ingrossit in my former testament

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