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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Obligat, v. p.t. and p.p. Also: oblegat. [L. obligāt-us p.p. of obligāre Oblige v.; e.m.E. obligate infin. (1541), obligated p.p. (1547).] To bind, pledge, contract, in senses 1 and 2 of Oblis v., Oblige v.a. 1526 Knox I. 25.
The law sayith … thou art bound and obligat unto me
1564–5 Rec. Earld. Orkney 280.
To this my seill is affixit and the saids Hanry and Magnus ar obligat to byd at the same
1569 Ib. 128.
[They] ar compremittit, bundin and oblegat in the stratest form off oblegation … to the said James … never to revock [etc.]
Ib. 129. 1569 Prot. Bk. Gilbert Grote 80. 1589 St. A. B. Ct. 1 Apr.b. 1581 Prot. Bk. J. Robertsone 16.
William Jak … oblegat him … to refond … fourty schillingis … for ilk tyme that he beis fundin playand at cartis or dys

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