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Land, n.1 Also: lande, lannd, landd-, lan, laund, laind, leand. [ME. and OE. land. Cf. Lond.]

1. Land as opposed to the sea or water; the land or shore.See also dry land, Dry a. 1, land-kenning, Kenning vbl. n. 2 b. etc. (and Foreland 2, Hedeland). 1375 Barb. iii. 715.
The wawys reft thar sycht of land
c1420 Bute MS. fol. 172.
Thai cum in fast to the land
c1420 Wynt. ii. 1367.
Batht thai arthys … Be land partyd, or be se
c1475 Wall. x. 846.
Fulys thai ar … new cummyn off the land
1529 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 395.
Ane … brig … with bulwark … necessar baith to watter and land
15.. K. Berdok 19.
The King Berdok he fure our se and land
1590 Welwod 59.
A marriner … may be commandit furth of the schip at the first land
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xlviii. 156.
The roks lay off the land

b. In phrases with prepositions, and with verbs.As in, (ap)on land, be land, at land, = by or on land; (to come etc.) to, on land = (to come) ashore; to get, tak(e land = to strike or reach land. Also Aland adv.(1) 1386 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 9.
Warnyng … to thaym that es in land … and to thaym that is opon the see
1482 Edinb. Chart. 168.
Apon land in to Leith or within the watir
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 547.
Na man knawis … the place In sey or land
(2) 1384 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 5.
Be see als vell as … be lande
c1400 Troy-bk. i. 435.
Thai walde travaile … Outhyre be lande or yhit be see
1542–43 Reg. Privy S. III. 18.
Dischargeand him fra all … oistis … be sey or land
1548 Treas. Acc. IX. 155.
To ryd be land and caus mak bekynnis to the botis
c1550 Lynd. Test. Meldrum 28.
Be sey and land ane vailȝeant capitane
1558-66 Knox II. 84.
The Inglis army be land depairtit
(3) 1681 Stair Inst. i. xii. § 19.
As exercitors are as to maritime maters, so prepositors are correspondent in trafficque at land
(4) a1400 Leg. S. xl. 526.
Haile & sounde he com to lande
c 1405 Cotton Vespas. MS. F. VII. fol. 86.
[They] saylit … & past syne in Bawnburgh-schyre to land
1482 Edinb. Chart. 168.
Of ilk dakir of hydis cumand on land
a1500 Colk. Sow i. 229.
Thoby Cariour him tuk To land with a scheip cruk
1513 Doug. i. viii. 82.
We ar … drevyn to land By fors of storm
1566-70 Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. iii. 266.
Litore funem deripere … the cordis that haldis the schip on land
a1598 Ferg. Prov. (1641) No. 139.
As broken a ship hes come to land
(5) 1375 Barb. xvi. 551.
Quhill thai, besyde Enuerkethyne, … Tuk land
1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 58.
And alsone … as tha merchandis gat land thai sewit to Sir Robert
c1420 Wynt. iv. 911.
The amerale swne land has tane
Ib. vi. 927.
In that rade Thai wald stryk, and thare tak land
1513 Doug. iii. iv. 87.
To Itale sal ȝe wend, and thar tak land

c. Plur. Tracts of land or shore. 1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 58.
[They] sett thaim in ane yle callit Maij ferre fra al landis in grete peryle … for famysing
c1500-c1512 Dunb. ix. 71.
Lord of see and landis
1535 Stewart 976.
Tha sailit syne on till ane rever mouth, Betuix the landis for stormes to tak girth
a1570-86 Schaw Maitl. F. cxlvi. 18.
Of hie landis thair may cum flaggis At Sanct Tabbis heid and Buchan nes And ryve ȝour foirsaill all in raggis

d. Put for: mainland.Cf. ferme land, Ferme a. 5 b. 1535 Stewart 1370.
Berigone … In middis of Scotland … Quhilk wes most ewast bayth for ylis and land

e. Attrib. and comb.In land-careage, -coast, -fishing, -journay, -pannell, -raip (rope) and -toll (= tow) a rope passing from the end of a drag-net to the shore, -souldiour (-sojer), and -stok. Also Land-brist, -gate, -kenning, -leve, -lyar, -mesour, etc. 1616 M. Works Acc. MS. XII. 64.
The quharfadge and water careage of [elm planks] … the land careage
1630 Acts V. 226/2.
Tuicheing the land fishing whilk consists in fishing within lochs and yles and twentie aucht myles frome the land coast and whilk is proper to the natives
1533 Boece x. xij. 377.
Osbreth … intendit … with land journais [to] convoy his armye
1555–6 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 183.]
[In the biggyng of the Newhevin … , to the wrichtis to mak the outmest pannell gude and to set up twa pannallis nixt the land
Ib. 188; Ib. 189, 197.
To ane boit to bring twa lang treis furth of Leyth to the Newhevin to be lintallis to the land pannell
1467 Reg. Dunferm. 359.
Sall stand at the thre stanis the man with the land toll and pas vp and set owr thar nettis with routh with a tow of xxiiij fadom and schot at his avauntage quhen and quhat tyme thai lykis
1608 Echt-Forbes Chart. 130.
It sall not be lesum … to stent net or netis be fassening of the samen on ilk syd of the watter be land raip or schip raip … without cobill
c1650-1700 Descr. Zetland 50.
This harbour is clean enough, having no rocks nor shelves, but one very small & high rock good for fixing of a land-rope
c1650 Spalding I. 200.
His Majestie cam to Bervik with 7000 foot land soldiouris, 3000 hors men, and 500 dragvneris
1672 Rothesay B. Rec. 231.
His chargis in going to Edinburgh with four sie sojers and a landsojer
1672 Stirling B. Rec. II. 12. 1537–8 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 233.
To Johne Drummond … eftir the schippis returnyng dismontand the artalyary furth of the se stokis in the land stokis

2. A country, region or territory. In various collocations and uses. Also comb. in land-sin, sin of the land, country-wide sin.Also Bordour land, Haly land, Heichland, Heland, Inland 2, Jurye-, Jowry-land, Lawland, Northland, Southland, Westland, and land of cakes, Cake n. 1 b and Kake n. 1 c, and comb. in Land-leiper, -Lopper, -Loppand, -Lowper.(1) 1375 Barb. ii. 93.
Twa brethir war into that land
c1420 Bute MS. fol. 173.
At thai sal turne hame in thair awyn land
c1420 Wynt. i. 641.
In Ynde are landys fourty and fowre
Ib. v. 3393.
Fra land to land
?1438 Alex. ii. 2643.
Thay that of fer landis sere Be cumin
1456 Hay II. 131/3.
The foulis … sekis till hate landis
c1460 Consail Vys Man 279.
In land quhar na law kepyt is
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 153/27.
In Ethiope, that is the land of bla men
Ib. 155/15.
Affrica has … mar wildernes & waist landis … than Europia
1513 Doug. i. ix. 75.
Sekand … sum new land
Ib. vii. ii. 17.
Quhat place and land is this
1531 Bell. Boece I. xxxv.
Buchquhane, ane proffitable land for scheip
a1538 Abell 37 b.
The Scottis men … wagabund … far fra thare natife land
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1719.
The land about wes faire and plane
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii. 862.
Cum fra far landis
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Schireff.
Ane … schiref-dome is ane part of land [etc.]
(2) 1375 Barb. xvi. 326.
The land of Irland
c1420 Wynt. i. 245.
In to the Surry lande
Ib. 499.
The landys … Off Affryk, Ewrope and Asy
1456 Hay I. 54/2.
The knychtis of the landis of Lumbardy
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 258/26.
All the land of Scotland
c1500 Interl. Droich. 5.
A sargeand out of Sowdoun land
15.. Dunb. P. viii. 19.
The land of Juda
1533 Bell. Livy I. 179/26.
The Equis latelie invadit the Romane landis
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1141.
Mamber … Quhilk efter was the Jowis land
1581 Sempill Sat. P. xliii. 68.
To Lydia land she maid him lord
(3) c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 2602.
[He] Put Kynge Peleus … out of his lande
14.. Acts I. 25/2.
Gif schippis of othir strange kynrykis arryfis in the Kyngis lande of Scotlande
c1420 Wynt. viii. 5950.
Kyng Dawy … rade offt blythly throw his land
?a1500 Steel Roy Robert 6.
Hary of Ingland … askit At King Robert quhy he nocht maid Him seruice for his landis braid
1560 Rolland Seven S. 2130.
This was proclamit throw his kinrik and land
(4) sing. c1475 Wall. vi. 683.
We may get meit off bestiall in this land
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 193/22.
Gathele & Scota first inhabitaris of this land
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xiv. 40.
So many jakkis … Within this land was nevir hard nor sene
1513 Doug. xii. i. 69.
Onlesum is I suld in wedlok knyt My douchter till ald wowaris of this land
a1570-86 Maitl. F. lxxx. 12.
In all this land bayth fer and neir Off wyffing I suld haue no dout
1631 Justiciary Cases I. 178.
That thair was a plott against this lande
plur. c1420 Wynt. i. 861.
Wyth hyllys hey thir landis ar
1682 Peden Lords Trumpet 22.
A storm that ye are likelie to meet with err it be long in thir lands
(5) 1375 Barb. viii. 127.
How he rewlit all the land
1398 Acts I. 212/2.
Inglis clath brocht in the lande; & Scottis clath had out of the land
Ib. 8/2.
He sal assyth to the kyn … eftir the assyse of the land
c1420 Wynt. viii. 5868.
The land had rest, the folk ware ryke
1449 Acts II. 35/1.
That al men may trauel … sikkirly … throu the lande
c1450-2 Howlat 18.
The land lowne was and le
1456 Hay I. 148/29.
A tyrane man is rysyn in the land
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 476.
With that craft convoy thé throu the land
15.. K. Berdok 30.
The King of fary … socht Berdok all the land abowt
a1578 Pitsc. I. 414/14.
God sall ȝow blis that ȝe inhereit the land
1650 Rothiemay Kirk S. in J. Gordon's Hist. I. App. lvi.
To have the launde purged from profanitye
1655 Nicoll Diary 152.
The hynous synnes of the land
(6) c 1390 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 20.
His is alsa mast lykand to the men of the land
c1420 Wynt. ix. 892 (W).
The King with lordis of the land At Edinburgh a counsall held
c1475 Wall. viii. 15.
Thai … Besocht him … as a peyr off the land To … tak sum gouernaill on hand
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 258/18.
The crovne … was grantit him be the lordis of the land and the noblis of the land crovnit him
1590 Welwod 47.
Deciding of … debates … according to the prouision of law and use of the land
(7) c1420 Wynt. i. 1449.
Oure all the lawe That lywand wes in lande hym by
a1500 Bk. Chess 2125.
Richt so suld the justice do in land
1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 14.
Langour lent is in land, all lychtnes is lost
1375 Barb. xvi. 677.
Thus thai defendit the cuntre … Quhill that the King wes out of land
(8) comb. 1690 A. Shields Sufferings and Grievances 55.
It is certainly a land-sin to be witnessed against

3. The ground or earth: on, upoun the land, on a land. Only in verse. a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 715.
Schir Covin has Schir Edmond laid on the land
Ib. 994.
[He] rassit his array … The beryallis on the land of bracheris gart light
1535 Stewart 2814.
Quhat freik befoir thame in thair gait tha fand, Tha gart him lig rycht law vpoun the land
a1568 Bann. MS. 229 a/50.
Scho wes the lustiest on lyfe Allone lent on a land
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xli. 39.
The stoned steed stampis … Syn on the land lampis

4. The land as used for cultivation or as divided up in some way for agricultural purposes; agricultural land.Comb. in Land-labo(u)rer, -labouring, -plewing, -teilling.Also with many other defining terms referring to cultivation or land-division, as Felde land (also Infeild-, Outfeild-), Inland 1, Inskift-, outbrek land, s.v. Outbrek n. b (2), Quoyland, ait-, bent-, bere-, corn-, hemp-, lint-, reid-land, and awald, blawin, brint, fauch, kers, ley, waste land, q.v. under the first elements for examples. 1375 Barb. xiv. 383.
And quhen thai come in biggit land Wittale … thai fand
14.. Acts I. 67/2.
Of the setting and eyring of the lande
Ib. 387/2.
Gif … thi bonde haf fylit thi land with guld
1470 Prestwick B. Rec. 8.
The commoun landis of the said burghe that is labourit lande
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 167/6.
The treis ar grene thare and the land is full of wormes
1588 Douglas Bequest.
The halff landis … contenyng four daillis of arrabill land
a1598 Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 474.
He that lippens to bone plews his land wil ly ley
1602 Elgin Rec. II. 103.
In respect of this lang induring droucht upone the land
a1699 Skene Agric. MS.
The owtfeild land is land that is never muckitt
1683 Coll. Aberd. & B. 105.
Land thus keeped is called intown

b. plur. The cultivated lands, the fields, the countryside. 1375 Barb. xi. 125.
That men that mekill host mycht se Our-tak the landis so largely
c1420 Wynt. vii. 2864.
Thai … brynt wp in a fyre Bathe men and landys
1513 Doug. vii. Prol. 41.
Bewte was lost, and barrand schew the landis, With frostis hair ourfret the feldis standis
1601 Rec. Earld. Orkney 174.
The parting of … landis, girse and girsebankis
c1650 Spalding II. 378.
The heritouris of cornefeild landis lyand about

5. One of the strips of cultivated land into which an open field was divided; a ‘rig’ (Rig n.). 1499 Echt-Forbes Chart. 86.
To the endis of the ald land at gais vp and done the northt sid of the hil
1578 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. 85.
[They] hes grantit to the said Patrik the first waikand skair and land [of thair commone burrow lands]
1590 Lanark B. Rec. 98.
To sycht the tounes landis, balkis, heid roumes and landis within the tounes landis
1659 Ib. 172.
That no man quho hes endes of landes lyand to the braidsyde of ane uther that they na wayes wynd upon the braidsyd of the said land bot make ane heidrige within themselffes

b. Land bawk (Balk n. 1), an unploughed strip dividing ploughed ‘lands’. c. Landis end, land end, land heid, the end, esp. the outer end or top, of a ‘land’ or rig.b. 1547 Prot. Bk. Sir W. Corbet 8.
Passand … in be the end of the land bawk as the ald dyik gangis
c (1) 1470 Prestwick B. Rec. 8.
A certane landis land [sic; ? read: end], callit Wraendis
15.. Wyf Awcht. 9.
He lowsit the pluche at the landis end
1602 Reg. Great S. 474/2.
Fra the north end of the said heidrig as the merchis standis at the eist teillit landis endis of Kellie
(2) 1596 (1597) Reg. Great S. 194/1.
Ane dyk tending towardis the eist under the south landendis of the Cotton of the Myrtown
1602 Ib. 474/2.
The mures … of Eister Kirktounhill … betuix that ilk teillit landis and the Craigburne and landendis of Spittell
1610 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 313.
The … counsell ordanis the gote betuix the Lytill Grene and the land endis of St. Tenochis croft to be cassin
1659 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 218.
[In oatseed time he] burstit [a mare,] binding three harrowes togither for hes sueirnes to lift the ane at the land end
(3) 1602 Reg. Great S. 474/2.
To the west syde of the fyve lang rigis of Corkymoir and passand wp … to the north end of the samin … and fra thyne eist the landheidis of Corkymoir

d. In the allit. phr. to lans our (ovir) (ane) land, the landis (or ? merely sense 4).Also, to ryn oure landis.(1) a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 901.
He lansit out our ane land, and drew noght ane lyte
1540 Lynd. Sat. (Ch.) 3242.
Heir is my brydill and my spurris To gar him lance ovir land and furris
(2) 1513 Doug. ix. ix. 74.
Turnus, lanssand lychtly our the landis
1528 Lynd. Dreme 74.
Ȝit fure I furth, lansing ouirthorte the landis
(3) 1494 Loutfut MS. 34 a.
A man ... rycht swift to ryn oure landis

6. Land or lands as property or as a commodity. sing. and plur.Also with numerous defining terms denoting some mode of tenure, as blanche-, blancheferme-, burgage-, burgall, ferme-, fewferme-, few-, garsum- (gersum-), liferent-, rindale-, rentall-, udall-, scat(t-, ward-, warrandice-land, or referring to ownership, dependence, special service and the like, as bord-, borow(burrow-), bow-, brew-, chymmis-, commoun, cobill-, cot(e-, cottar-, croft-, debatable, domaine-, dominical, eschete, frere-, glebe-, (the) Kingis, kirk-, lamp-, mayn-, mill- (miln(e), nun-, spittale-, tempill-, temporall, (the) tounis, land, for examples of which see the first elements.Also freq., in sing. or plur., as the second element of similar combinations in many place- and fieldnames. Also comb. with a proper name, early examples of which are Bryannysland (1359 Exch. R. I. 566), Hormehunterysland, Toddysland (Ib. 567).(1) sing. 1375 Barb. xiii. 725.
To hald in Scotland land or fe
1392 Lennox Mun. 48.
I … sal make … na maner of composycioune … for na mede, nouther land nor gude
14.. Acts I. 389/2.
He … that is brocht to suer in pruff of land
1456 Hay I. 124/24.
A baroun of his realme that … haldis his land of him
1459 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 61.
Nothir gaif the lard to the said smyth land nor crofte … for quhy he had nane land in tha partis
1480 Acta Conc. I. 66/2.
Gife the said … biggin be … flyttit … & … quhais land it standis now on
c1475 Wall. iii. 32.
Mycht he him get to be his … man For gold or land
1503 Acts II. 254/1.
The partijs persewand their land and heretage be the breve of rycht
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 1267.
The knicht durst not, for all his land, Fecht with this squyer
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. cxi. 10.
For gredynes of geir and land
1582 Laing Chart. 259.
For his horse grise, quhilk he hes land of ws for
1651 Cramond Ch. Aberdour 24.
If there was any land within his parochin dedicated to the devil
proverbs a1568 Bann. MS. 134 b/3.
Ane king sekand tresoun he may fynd land
Ib. 135 a/33.
Better is a man but land nor land but man
a1598 Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 526.
He that hes gold may by land
plur. 1397 (14..) Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 166.
All the lanys [sic], rentys and possessyounys the quhylks sche hes … within the kynryke of Scotland
1427 Acts II. 13/2.
Ilk lorde hafande landis be ȝonde the Mownth [shall] duell in thaim
1439 Edinb. Chart. 64.
Al and sindry oure landis callit Sanct Leonardis landis
1478 Acta Conc. 15/1.
Accioun … for herage of landis or movable gudis
1514 Orkney & Sh. Rec. I. 255.
He sall bruk … his rychtis, laundis, heretage, malingis, [etc.]
1531 Bell. Boece I. x.
My landis braid, with mony plentuus schire
1560 Rolland Seven S. 279.
Within ȝour boundis and landis
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. clxxiii. 3.
Sic lawe … Be quhilk … trewe men ar … Off hous and landis disposest
a1570-86 Maitl. F. cxvi. 3.
He that … hes no landis for to spend
1577 Hay Nobility 14.
He gott all … the best landes … in the Kers of Gowrye
1590 Crim. Trials I. ii. 202.
Ane pece of eird lyand betuix twa sondrie superiouris landis
1695 Acts IX. 421/1.
The great disadvantage arising … from lands lying run-rig
(2) sing. 1385–6 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 8 (ii).
The lande of Lytilton
1405 Ib. No. 59.
Within our lorde the Kyngis awin proper lande of Arane
1446 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 107.
The said land of Caldhame … aw to pay [etc.]
1545 Scots Lore i. 398.
The mayling and land of the Mekle Cowcaldanys
plur. 1385 Red Bk. Menteith II. 261.
Al the landys of Logy and of Stragartnay … frely delyueryt
1469 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 688.
The pendicle of the landis of Argethin
1482–3 Acta Conc. II. cxxiv.
Gudis … spuleȝeit … out of the landis and place of Listoun
1595 Bamff Chart. 144.
Ane balk quhilk devydis the saidis landis of Eister Mawis fra the landis of Nethir Aird
1693 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 520.
The town and lands called the dominical lands of Maynes of Lessendrum with the … pertinents
(3) sing. 1389 Cambuskenneth Chart. 260.
He sall assith the forsaid abbot for the releif of that ilk land
14.. Acts I. 11/2.
Gif ony … to the quhilkis the lord of the land hes geyffin bidding [etc.]
1459 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 62.
Throw that skorne the land was callit Caulty
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. c. 24.
Gredynes … Sayand to sum, Quhy do ȝe want this land, This tak, this steid?
plur. 1406 (1427) Reg. Great S. 17/2.
To be had the said landis to the said Jon
1415 (1430) Ib. 39/1.
That … Villiam … haf giffin thir landdis undirwyrtyn
1443 (1450) Ib. 86/2.
We … profferit that landis to sell
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 48.
Ask leif at the lord, yone landis suld leid
1488 Paisley B. Rec. 27.
The quhilk compromis beand schawn … till us apon the grund of the saidis landis
1493 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 214.
The landis callit the Youchre … to perten to the sayd wycar
1564 Rec. Earld. Orkney 118.
[He] has intromettit with that landis and the profettis thairof at his awne hand
1585 Liber Scon 230.
The quarter of the landis callit the fourt rynrig of the Sandyhill
c 1586 Maxwell Mem. II. 159.
The valeritie and lyein of the laindis
1680 Cunningham Diary 138.
The said lands holding blench of the Crown
(4) sing. c1450-2 Howlat 457.
I love ȝou mair … Than ony lordschipe or land
1535 Stewart 41223.
He did thame all denude Of land and lordschip, and all vther gude
plur. 1456 Hay I. 87/4.
Gif a knycht be … in bataill … for his awin landis and lordschippis
1501 Reg. Privy S. I. 99/1.
His … officis of justry, foldry and balȝery of all the said lanndis and lordschipis [of Orkney and Shetland]
1565–6 Reg. Privy C. I. 428.
To set the haill landis and lordschip thairof to the maist kyndlie tenentis
a1578 Pitsc. I. 62/31.
Sen they sawe the Earle of Douglas … so inordinatlie to promove his freindis to landis and lordschipis
(5) 1375 Barb. i. 628.
He in bowrch hys landis drewch
1457 Peebles B. Rec. 120.
Allan Smyth has drauyng hys land and al his gud to be achet to the balyeis
1482 Acta Aud. 109/1.
The said Ando Gray … fand his hand land & gudis lawborgh
1496 Acta Conc. II. 16.
The sade Lord of Innes is bund to keip him skaithles … be the extensione of his hand his land and gud
1503 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 68; 1507 Ib. 70, etc.(6) 1424 Acts II. 3/1.
Vnder the payne of forfautour of lif, landis and gudis
1488 Crim. Trials I. i. 8.
He has forfalt … his lif, landes, officez, gudis movable and vnmouable
1587 Acts III. 451/1.
The … pane of tressoun that is tinsall and foirfaltor of lyff landis and guidis
c1650 Spalding I. 279.

b. Attrib. and comb.As land-fowll. -silver, -wedder (paid as rent for land), land-geir, equipment etc. for cultivating a holding (as in steelbow tenancy), land-maister, -sargent, -stewart, -steuartry, land-set, -setter, -setting. Also Land-ferme, -haldand, Landles, Land-male, Land-meither, Land-mettar, Land-rent.(1) 1544 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 19.
6 caponis, 6 land fowlis
Ib. 21.
Summa of land ferme, … Summa of land wedderis, 49
1686 Galloway P. 12 Apr.
The first payment … to be at Mertimes 1687 together … with 18 land fowlls
1684 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 20 Feb.
Item [owing] for land silver to John McDowell for the Yle callit Schowis Yle £8
(2) 1662 Galloway P. 22 Mar.
He … [is to] redelyver the land geir or the pryces theirof at the ishe of the tack
(3) 1438 Reg. St. A. 430.
Yhoure bailȝery landsteuartry marschalry I clame … in fee and heritage
1535 Stewart 41155.
This ilk Walter … This king Malcome … His land-stewart … he maid Ouir all Scotland … Syne till his surename Stewart did him call
1573 Cal. Sc. P. IV. 627.
[That it please her to grant to him the stewardship or] landsargent [of Gillisland, in the west wardenry of that realm]
1660 Stitchill Baron Ct. 18.
Alexander … is decerned to pay to Robert Lyllie … nyne punds ten shillings, the land and ground maister being first payed
(4) 1517 Exch. R. XIV. 493.
He producit ane letter of tak ... before the Kingis commissionaris and land setteris
1537–8 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 152.
As to the cawelleyng of the haill landis … the assis referrit the samyn to the next land sett
1674 Cunningham Diary 1.
Note of all things I do in reference to my civill businesse, such as, landsetting, victual selling

7. a. In the designations of land-measures.Chiefly in such combinations as davach-, farding-, husband-, halfpenny-, merk-, penny-, pleuch-, pund-, quarter-, schaif-, schilling-, uris-land, and Half-landis, q.v. under the first elements. c 1567 Liber Calchou 518.
In the following, appar. short for husband-land: Andro Bonattyne ane husband land. Sandie Heistie thrie quarteris of ane land. Johne Myller halfe ane land … John Ker ane land and ane half
1627 Rep. Parishes .
Graden containes threttie tuo husband landis quhairof tuo landis payes yeirlie [etc.]
1656 Stitchill Baron Ct. 8.
Ilke lande in the Nethertoune to pay to him yeirly a full of aits

b. (A specific division or measure of) land. 1408 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 70.
Joyntfeftment … of fourte pondis worth of land
c1420 Wynt. vii. 548.
Large thre akyr leynth off land
1461 Coll. Aberd. & B. 364.
A pice of laund callit Brinthous
1465 Liber Dryburgh 278.
All and haile our plew of land
1470 Prestwick B. Rec. 9.
A rode of land liand next the venale
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2730.
The pure husband [has] nocht Bot croip and calf vpone ane clout of land
1520 Rec. Earld. Orkney 204.
Ane mark of laund in Burness … for full laundis prise
Ib.
The full price … of the said mark of leand
1541 Elgin Rec. I. 59.
That he hes rycht to ane rig of land
1562 Inverness Rec. I. 73.
To resaue Jame Gollan to his fredome quhen he gettis ane fre rud of land
1607 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 33.
The said balke of land to perteine to the said Johne
1628 Goudie Shetl. Antiq. 178.
Aught uris of land makis ane merk of land [etc.]

c. Short for altar land, a piece of land maintaining one altar. 1544 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 21.
Altar landis in Fowern. Wilyame Dwthe for ane altar land suld pay xx s. The Lard of Fowern for ane land suld pay x s.

8. a. A holding of burgage land (normally built up) in a burgh. b. A building or group of buildings erected on such a holding. c. Freq. land and tenement, tenement and land, tenement of land, in the same applications.See also Borow-, Burrow-land, and Bak-land, Foreland, Inland 3, inner land, midland, outland, thortir land, and, for further examples of the simple word, Big v. 4, Biggit ppl. a. 1, Herberyt ppl. a., Inhabit p.p., Kirset n. a., b.(1) 1405 Acts I. 338.]
[Quod nullus gaudeat libertati burgi nisi habuerit vnam terram hospitatam et distringibilem [transl. ane land inhabit and streinȝeable] infra diem et annum post introitum
1425-6 Haddington B. Rec. in Aberd. B. Rec. (S.H.S.) cxxxv n.
And than the balye sperit of the tother tenement qwhilk ansuerit we fynd Jamis & Meg of Bolton hafand ful rycht in the land beforesayd lyand in Poldrace
14.. Acts I. 29/2.
Gif ony burges be challangyt of his lande or of his tenement in burgh [etc.]
Ib. 30/2.
Quha sa evir he be that sellis his lande or part of his lande he sall be innouth [L. infra domum] and sall pas out and the tothir standand thar furth [L. foris] sall entyr it
1436–7 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 5.
Ilka tenement sallbe closit behind and on … thair coste that awe the land
1448 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 17.
The land that quhilum Roger Williamson dwelt in, and ane other litil sclate house liand in the Chekar
1456 Peebles B. Rec. I. 118.
Plegis Mechal Forest for al scottyng lottyng … qwil the said Wyl get a land of his an
1514 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 150.
Thair is certane lands on the south syde of the … towne vnder the wall … opin and vnclosit … ; that thairfore … the possessors … of the said oppin landis … big vp thair heid dykis of thair said waist lands
1536 Ib. II. 77.
The land and housis pertenyng to hir … Heirfoir scho … sall mak resignatioun of all … the said land befoir and behynd vnder and aboue with the pertinentis, except the hous scho duellis intill
1537 Reg. Privy S. II. 352/2.
The umest hous and duelling place of the land callit the Abbay Ȝet, abone the volt and foir entre of the said Abbay [of Holyrood]
1546 Edinb. Hammermen 170 b.
For the warning of thar tenandis of the land of Nedryis Wynd to flyt
1548 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 143.
The durris and windois of thair said brynt land
1564 Ib. III. 189.
Nychtbouris having thair landis and habitationis on bayth sydis the Quenis hie streit
1588 Ib. IV. 516.
Be occasioun of thame that settis thair howssis and lands … to all sort of persouns
1594 Acts IV. 71/1.
Anent the vphalding of decayed landis within burgh
1596–7 Misc. Spald. C. I. 114.
Thow dvelling in the land and hows pertening to Alexander Andersoun in Kintor, thy hows being rwynous [etc.]
1673 Rothesay B. Rec. 251.
The towne haveing libertie to pane and ruif on the northe gavill of the said land quhen buildit be him
1677 Elgin Rec. I. 322.
The foirchop … benorth the stair of the peice land called the baikhous
1687 Lauder Notices Affairs II 820.
Mr. Alexander Paterson being heritor of some stone-lands within the Parliament-close, was converting them into ane Exchange for Chop-keipers
(2) 1456 Peebles B. Rec. 113.
Wil Bully land awest half the Cors and on the North Rau som tym was callet the Lwkyn Bothys
c 1456 Edinb. B. Rec. MS. (Reg. H.) 2.
To bruke … ane wyndow … in the gavile of the said lordis land
1501 Dunferm. B. Rec. I. 114.
Andro Smytht land ix s. Item the Baxter land in the Nevrav iiij s. Item Johne Grenschellis land iiij s. [etc.]
1526 Reg. Privy S. I. 535.
Our soverane lordis landis of the Castelhill of Lauder, with the clois [etc.] … pertening thairto
1549 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 146.
Ane land callit Cliddisdaillandis, quhilk land wes now sua ruinous that it wes able to decay and fall down
1561 Reg. Dunferm. 428.
The brewister land xiii s. iiij d.
1585 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 413.
Ane woman quha deceissit in the hows of ane … Mc Calyeoun, within Jhonn Young the tailyeouris land in the Fische Merket Close
c 1590 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. II. 292.
The land of wmquhill Gilbert Guthrie, quhairof the forland pertening to Gilbert Guthrie, … and the inland to the airis of wmqll Patrick Gordon
1590–1 Lanark B. Rec. 101.
Mergret Brentoun tenement on Smedie Croft yard and land behind the Freiris
1666 Interments Greyfriars 345.
[Janet Johnstone] indweller in Andrew Black's lan
1694 Foulis Acc. Bk. 166.
To Daniell Tailleour in the Shoemakers land in West Port for 3 bee skips
c (1) 1476 Acta Aud. 42/1.
Sesit … in a lande & tenement lyande in the burgh of Edinburgh
1478 Ib. 71/1.
The wrangwis withhalding of a tenement & land liand within the citte of Sanctandrois
1507 Edinb. B. Ct. Bk. 40.
The pillar that buire the bak galry of the ester land and tennement of vmquhill Master Richard Lauson
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 253/2.
To byg and erect his fore hous in his land and tenement liand within the said ciete
1515 Ib. 400/2.
Licence … to byg … forestaris … for entre … to his land and tenement
1550 Glasgow Prot. I. 18.
We … devyidis the said land and tenement as efter followis: … the foir uvyr hows … on the eist syide … with the twa biggit howssis … to stand for ane pairt … the haile west syide … with twa howssis on the eist syide … to stand for ane wther pairt … the twa foir bwithis … for the thride pairt
1561 McDowall Hist. Dumfries App. (1873) 238. 1564 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 190.
The saidis landis and foretenementis be eist Nudryis Wynde ar almaist desolait and nocht inhabitit
(2) 1490 Acta Conc. I. 160/2.
A tennement of land liand in the toun of Leith on the est sid of the Kingis streit betuix the land of Walter Penvennis … and the land of Walter Logane
1544 Misc. Bann. C. III. 423. 1564–5 Rec. Earld. Orkney 278.
The tenement of land callit the Innes … with the houssis, yardis, and pertinentis thairof
1577 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. 44.
The said … Ninian deit … vestit … of all and haill thre tenements of land lyand contigue togidder … with fronts yairds taills and pertinentis
1584 Prot. Bk. A. Gibson 55.
That foir tenement of land … contenyng ane how laich boyth
1699 Edinb. Gazette 26–30 Oct.
A tenement of land consisting of three stories immediately above the old kirk style in the Luckenbooths
1702 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 504.
[Special service] in half the lands of Petts with the tenement of land commonly called Scotfatis land … lying in the village of Monymusk

9. The country as opposed to the town, generally; also, the rural area in the neighbourhood of a particular town, the rural part of a district. = Landwart 3 a and b.Commonly coupled with toun or burch (see, for further examples, Burch n. 2 b), and with various preps., as on, upon (up of), in (into), to, = in the country. Also Aland, Alandwart and Landwart, -ward, Upaland, Uponland (also Apon-), Upland(is.(1) 14.. Acts I. 23/2.
Na the burges may nocht fecht apon na man that wonnys on the lande [L. contra forensicum] bot he ga fyrst ututh the burgh
a1500 Henr. Fab. (Ch.) 1260.
Ane schiref … Quhilk … dytis all the pure men vp on [B. vp of] land
1487 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 53.
The cattell … that cumis to the … merkat of the burgh … aucht na custume to the schiref of Edinburgh to the land, bot the provest, as schiref of the burgh of Edinburgh, … sould have the custume
1619 Garden Elphinstoun 266.
He did forbear the barre And Glasco borrou bothe, To live into the land
1643 Culross Kirk S. in Scot. Ant. V. 116.
Because that now some women of the land were … suspect of witchcraft, the toun [etc.]
(2) c1420 Wynt. iv. 2563.
On this wyis batht land and towne Tyll Rome made contributyoune
(3) 1425 Acts II. 9/2.
Als sone as ony complaynt be maid … to the justice schirefis balȝeis of burowis or on lande
1513 Doug. xi. vi. 42.
That … douchty hand By quham of Troy distroyt was town and land
1571 Lanark B. Rec. 56.
All maner of persones, brught and land, to convein … in Lythquow
1643 Culross Kirk S. in Scot. Ant. V. 116.
The minister … ordains that toun and land per vices shall attend the watching of the witches
1645 Culross 210.(4) 1546 Lynd. Trag. Card. 363.
Ȝe aucht … Gar sears … baith in to burgh and lande
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxviii. 76.
Ane meir … To ryd on bayth in burgh & land
1589 St. A. Kirk S. 648.
The sessioun hes nominat elderis … alsueill to be in bruche as land
c1650 Spalding I. 346.
The cordineris of both Abirdeins … and the haill cordineris both in brughe and land
Ib. II. 68.
No handy-wark this haill day, in brughe nor land, durst be vsit
1662 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I. 260.
All parsons, viccars, ministers in burgh or land
(5) 1425 Acts II. 11/2.
Ande at this be done als wele in borowis as to lande
1457 Ib. 49/2.
That na beggar be tholyt to beg nother within burghe nor to lande
1491 Ib. 226/2.
The statutis … maid baith to burgh and to land alswele of mettis and mesuris [etc.]
1618 Ib. IV. 588/1.
All firlots … vsed in markets both to burgh and land

b. Attrib. or comb.: Of or from the country, from outside the town.In land-breid, -burges, ? land-wrycht, also Land-bailȝe, Land-court, Land-fle(s)ch(e)-mercat(t, Land-flescheour, Land-flesh, Land-man, Land-mercatt (also Landis merket). 1535 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 71.
At the ij d. laif wey xvij vnce, … and at the land breid wey xxxviij vnces the iiij d. laif
1498 Dunferm. B. Rec. I. 87.
Assisa … [names] … Absentes [names] The land burges [blank]
1504 Misc. Spald. C. V. 35.
The aldirman, … and counsale, … grantit … to Patry Rede, the first lande burges that euere happinnis to be maid fre to him for ane manuale buk
1537–8 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 231.
The expensis of land wrychtis lawborand in the castell at the munitioun

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