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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Legality,) Legalyté, n. [Late ME. (c 1460) and e.m.E. legalite(e, F. légalité.] Legality, legal validity. — 1502 Acta Conc. III. 188.
The sade Schir Thomas knew nocht the legalyte of the said Robert Cressy, assert notar, … and denyit that he was ane notar

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