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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mansioun(e place, n. Also: mansion-, menchion-. [e.m.E. mansion place (1473).] = Mansioun n. 2, Maner place n. — 1504 Rep. Menzies Mun. 37.
The … downe-castin of his mansioun place and fortilice
1504 Stewart Mem. 86. 1548 Boyd Fam. P. No. 26 (6 Aug.).
The sadis landis wyth mansioun place and orchart of the samin
1594 Edinb. Test. XXVII. 207 b.
The haill inspreith and plennessing of my mansioun place of Garclautht
1666 Galloway P.
The menchion place and yards
1680 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II. 389 (18 Nov.).
[Reserving herefrom the milne and kill of Barlochand and the houses within the gate] called mansioune place [thereof]

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