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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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(Plain,) Plane, a.2 Also: playn(e. [ME. pleyn (Manning), playn, plein(e, plene, OF. plein, plene, plain, plaigne, L. plēnus.]Cf. the note to Plain a.1, and senses 3 d, 4 and 10 of that word.
Complete in every respect, full, plenary, entire, absolute.Of non-material things. a1400 Leg. S. Prol. 135.
He thame gafe Playne powar our the laffe To bynd and lois 1385 Red Bk. Grandtully I. 139*.
Beand my playne and ful endyt dome c1400 Troy-bk. i. 58.
So that ȝour gudys all be tane As plane eschete 1418–19 Liber Melros II. 502.
With full and playne possessioun 1423 15th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. viii. 33.
Grantand my ful and playn pouere 1456 Hay II. 152/37.
Kepe wele that thou geve never thy plane powar till a … commissare allane 1490 Irland Mir. I. 76/12.
For than his [Adam's] sensualite … was wndir plane obediens and regimen of ressoune Ib. 123/24.
Lettiris of plane indulgeans and grace c1500-c1512 Dunb. xlviii. 181.
Our peax our play our plane felicite Chryst thé conserf frome all aduersite 1531 Bell. Boece (M) I. 53.
Be plane consent of parliament 1535 Stewart 18545.
With plane power he met him into feild 1545 Douglas Corr. 157.
That ȝour mageste [sc. Henry VIII] ville heif ane plane conqueisse off this realme 1586 Misc. Spald. C. IV. 74.
b. ? Fully provided or possessed. a1500 Sir Eger 366.
Within a day she came again Of all my gear she made me plain
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