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Manrentschip, n. Also: manrenschip, manranschipe, -ship. = Manrent n. — 1454 14th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. iii. 10.
For the quhylk manrenschip and seruice the sayde Androw Ker sal gyff … tyl the sayde Thom Robson … his mayn landis of Hownum
1469 Oliphants 14.
My present lettres of manranschipe till endure … for … fyve ȝeris
1494 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 353.
Thar manrentschip to thar lordis … allenarlie exceptit
1495 Bk. Carlaverock II. 450.
The aithe of suthfastnes, manrentschip, and lawte to be kepit
1498 Misc. Spald. C. IV. 191.
[I] oblissis me in manranship and seruice to ane noble … lord [etc.]

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