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Liquidat, ppl. a. Also: -ate. [Liquidat,p.p., v.; only Sc.] Of a payment due, price, value etc.: Fixed or assessed by decree or by agreement at a definite monetary sum; definitely or exactly specified in advance. 1565 Instit. Ct. Sess. 20 b.
And thairefter [to] direct his precept for putting of the same to executioun viz. poinding vpone liquidat sowmes
1558–9 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 159.
Gif it war lesum till ony man to poynd upone his awne allegeance … nor prevand ony liquidat sowme nor obtenand ony sowme illiquidat
1585 Reg. Great S. 292/1.
For payment … of … 10 s. as liquidat pryce for euerie boll thairof
1587 Acts III. 435/1.
Bot the said ecclesiasticall persone salhaif actioun and richt to the tent penny of liquidat mailles contenit in the said infeftment
1592 Mining Rec. 91.
Lyk as be na gud ordor he vil euer get suspension therupon being liquidat soumes vithout offer to the pairtie or consignation
1595–6 Cal. Sc. P. XII. 128.
That all pensions, rewards [etc.] proceeding from His Majesty's liberality be no otherways admitted … except they be reduced or allowed to a special liquidate sum of usual money of this realm
1608 Crim. Trials II. 556.
Scho sall with all expeditioun repay … the liquidat valew of thease jewallis
1622-6 Bisset II. 64/9. 1642 Caldwell P. I. 97.
To mak thankfull payment … of ten pundis as the liquidat pryce agried upon be us
a1658 Durham Commandments 161.
It is questioned mainly, if one may covenant or contract for so much liquidat increase of his lent money
1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 250.
Many advised to set it annuatim for a liquidat duty to tacksmen

b. Said of a fixed sum in addition to the debt itself specified in an obligation of debt as a penalty for non-payment.Also said of a fine specified in a contract of any kind for breach of the contract.Chiefly liquidat expensis (also penaltie, fine etc.).(1) 1604 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 155.
Annent the … clame of thriescoir twa pundis … as principall and twentie pundis of liquidat expenssis … restand to the said James be the said Lourence according to his obligatioun of the dait at Leithe [etc.]
1605 Glasg. B. Rec. I. 228. 1609 Dunferm. B. Rec. II. 54. 1610 Conv. Burghs II. 305. 1621 Bk. Dunvegan I. 63.
And in caice of not thankfull payment … the said Sir Rorie and his foresaidis to be bund and oblist to pay to me the sowme of twentie pundis of liquidat expenses ilkane of the saidis ȝeires
1621 Grant Chart. 219. 1641 Aberd. Council Lett. II. 275. 1661 Ib. IV. 185. 1676 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 289. 1712 Sc. Hist. Rev. XVIII. 232.(2) 1604 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 148.
And quhat … interes we … sal happin to susteine in default of the said Jeane … that scho sall refound the samin in againe to us … togidder with the summe of … as for ane liquidat summe set doun and modefeit be us
1628 Coll. Rebus Alban. 194.
And of fourtie pundis ilk ane of thair … men … that sall happin to contravene, as ane liquidat fyne presentlie modefeit be the said haill pairteis
1646 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 66.
Vnder the pane of fyv hundreth merkis Scottis money to be payit by the said George incaise of not performance of the premisses … be the said John Keillo as liquidat failȝie
1657 Bk. Dunvegan I. 83.
Under the paine of fiftie markis of liquidat penaltie
1666 Rothesay B. Rec. 115.
Under the payne of thrie hundreth pund Scottis money Scots of liquidat penultie modifeit be the said Major David his consent
1675 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 425. 1693 Irvine Deeds MS. (Dispn. Francis & Baillie to Gray.)
With six score punds money forsaid of liquidat penaltie in caice of failȝie

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