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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mair-, Mareschip, n. Also: mayr- and -ship(pe and major(e)ship(e. [Mair n. 1 b, c.] The office of a mair.Mairschip of fee: cf. Mair-of-fe(e)-schip.(1) 1476 Reg. Great S. 253/2.
Terras de Combry … unacum officio de le mareschip de Stratherne
1495 Acta Conc. I. 414/2.
That the said William Cunyngham nor nain vtheris maris of fee wer in possessioun of the feis of mareschip within his landis of the Mernys
1517 Fife Sheriff Ct. 84. 1542 Old Ross-shire I. 107.
Infeft … in the office of the principall mairship … lykas … his grandsyr haveing of auld the said office disponed to him
1548 Cal. Sc. P. I. 155.
1553 Lochwinnoch Par. 51. 1591–2 Reg. Privy C. IV. 728.
In uptaking of his custumes of his mairship
1644 Acts VI. i. 276/2.
The heritable office of majoreshipe within … the said lordshipe andregalitie [of Dunfermline]
1685 Ib. VIII. 493/2.(2) 1589 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 188.
Heretablie saisit … in … the office of mairschip of fee of the said schirefdome of Abirdene

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