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Outlordschip, n. Lordschip n. 6.] Patronage or support of a lord or magnate from outside the burgh. — 1491 Acts II. 227/1.
That na induellare within burgh purches na out lordschip na maisterschip to landward … in the oppressioun of his nychbour
1522 Prestwick B. Rec. 49.
For the vranguis purchessen out lordschip & bringin outyntounes men vpone him
1586 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 29 Aug.
Nor to seek outlordschipps to the prejudice of the said toun

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