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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lez, art. (plur.). Also: les, liez. [F. les, plur. of the definite article: cf. Le.] The. Used only with plural nouns in the vernacular (when these occurred in Latin texts). Noted by us only in the following 15–16th c. occurrences. — 1431 Exch. R. IV. 536.
Et pro les uncostis sex barellium … salmonum
1463 Ib. VII. 228. 1495–6 Misc. Hist. Soc. IX. 67.
Et lez turnebrochis in dictis coquinis
1499 Ib. 80.
Et pro expensis … vocatis les uncostez, viz. carbonibus [etc.]
1528 Exch. R. XV. 457.
Et eidem in liez uncostis

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