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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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(Notice,) Notis, -ies, -ace, Notish, Nottice, n.2 [Reintroduction, after e.m.E., of Notice,n.1 into 17th c. Sc. use.] Intimation, information; formal intimation or warning; heed, cognizance.(1) 1608 Dunferm. B. Rec. II. 47.
The … nichtbors … were then thocht to have had sufficient notis thairuntil
1650 Anal. Scot. I. 364.
Upon the notis of this I wret to Colonel Ærsking
1653 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 62.
That he sall … signifie and give notace to the shireff … that he is returned
Ib. 61.
1662 Inverness Rec. II. 211.
To gett tryell and nottice how the inhabitantis of the burghe are … served
1669 Wemyss Corr. iii.
1685 Acts Sederunt ii. 165.
(2) 1643 Fam. Rose 335.
And hes takin no notish of me
1673 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 188.
Giving therby ill exampill to wther servands quha was thair taking nottice to committ the like

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