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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Law-leder, -ledder, n. [Cf. Lede v.1] Rendering L. legifer, = Lawman n.1 1554 Barry Orkney (1808) 410.
To … our prince supreme, King of Norwege, … Thomas … Bischop of Orcadie and Ȝetlandie, the channorrie of … Seinct Mawnis, the law-leder and others steitlie personis, nobles, pepill and commonitie of the samyng
Ib. 411.

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