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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lauchty, Laughtie, n. [Erron. var. of lauty, -ie, lawty Laute(e, ? analysed as law (as if Law n.1) + -ty, with lauch, laugh (Lauch n.1) substituted for law, or ? by mistaking lauty, -ie as lauty, lautie.] Fidelity, good faith, integrity, just conduct, justice. — 1519 Selkirk B. Ct. 71 b.
For the quhilk the said Jhone [etc.] … ar … bund for his [the apprentice's] lauchty
a1603 Anc. Prophecies 18; Ib. 21.
When shall falshood goe from home And laughtie blow his horne on hie

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