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Tik(k)at, -et(t, -it(t, Tekat, -et(t, n. Also: tikate, -att, tikcat, ticat, -et, tickat(t, -et(t, -it(t, -oatt, ti(c)quet(t, ti(c)kquet, tiquot, ti(c)ked, tyk(k)et, tykat, tylkyt, tecat, techet, teiket, tiequet(t, tuket. [e.m.E. tiket (1528, Corporation of Galway and Waterford in 10th Rep. Hist. MSS App. V 403), ticket (a1592, Greene A Scottish Historie of James the fourth), tickett (Spenser), tyckett (1615), MF etiquet, étiquette, tiqueta (late 15th, early 16th c. in Wartburg).]

1. A notice posted in a public place, esp. a summons (Summondis n. 2) advertised by being posted on the Edinburgh Tolbooth door.See also Hannay College of Justice 36. 1515–16 Acta Conc. MS XXVII 180.
The … summondis was nowthir tabbillit nor put on the dur be ane tikkat
1532 Acts Sederunt i 7.
The tabular to table all summondis … as the Thesaurar and Aduocate requiris him, owther be tikkat or table, as thai think expedient, to be callit wolklie apoune Friday and that the said summondis sa tikkatit or tabulit to be thre dayis on the tolbuth dur befor the calling therof
1559 Misc. Wodrow Soc. 57.
For in the end of October preceeding, there wes ticketts of warning … affixt upon the doores
1565 Edinb. Univ. MS La.iii.388a, 2a.
1567 Reg. Privy C. I 504.
Sum tikkettis affixt on the Tolbuyth dur of Edinburgh … James Erll Bothwell, and certane specifiit in the saidis tikkettis, to be apprehendit
1567 Acts II 552/1.
Placardes and billis and ticquettis of defamatioun sett vp vnder silence of nycht … to the sclander … of the quenis majestie
1572 Buch. Detect. (1727) 110.
Certane tickettis that has bene put on the tolbuith dure of Edinburgh
1590 St. A. B. Ct. 8 Sept.
Affixit ane tikkat of the said comprising vpon the maist patent dwr of the said tenement
1680 Fountainhall Decis. I 79.
They are to affix placarts on the church doors, or intimations in the church, or tickets on burgage-houses, and endeavour to get a tenant

b. A notice of a similar sort delivered to the person or persons concerned.Esp. a notice summoning witnesses to a court hearing or admonishing a wrongdoer. 1565 Edinb. Univ. MS La.iii.388a, 5a.
Ane tickit gevin to the witnesis that ar sumond personalie or at thair duelling places
1570-3 Bann. Trans. 115.
Jhone Knox requyred a litle audience of his congregatione. Becaus, said he, I am accused as a schismaticke … and so he red the ticket that accused him self
1589 Burntisland B. Ct. 4 July.
All forme and maner off warninge aganis the said Walter Meluill conforme to the ordour off burght in sic cais as the tickat off warninge maid thairwpone quhairoff the said Dauid Watsoun seriand deliwerit ane copie to the said Walter in it selff beiris
1592 St. A. B. Ct. 17 Oct.
The said Gregorie to hawe beine warnit wpon Setterday last wes be word onlye without anye delyverance of tikkat
1596 Elgin Rec. II 44.
A tickat for admonitioun of the fischaris
1622-6 Bisset I 203/1.
They beand summoned … and ane tikket gevin [to] theme personaly

c. ? transf. 1634 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. V 414.
[Sir Alexander sent … Thomas Nisbet and Patrick Abernethie, notary, to inquire why they thus oppressed him when] they shamefullie strake the said Thomas … and the said William Seatoun threatned the notar avowing to take a ticket off his haffet if he gave out anie instrument in this mater

2. (A note containing) a written instruction or request, esp. as expressing the will or desire of a judicial or other authority.There is some overlap with 1 b. 1543 Corr. M. Lorraine 14.
I besek your grace to writ ane tykket to my lord off Argyll to lane me v or vj hagbuttis
1558 Corr. M. Lorraine 414.
To derect ane tikat or caus the Justice clerk to dereck ane tikat to the officiar executour of the letteris … to superseid the horning
1564 Canongate Kirk S. (ed.) 7.
The kirk gewis the purs to Thomas Hunter … charging him to distrybute nan except he ressave ane tiket subscrywit with the handis of two or thre elderis
1565 Edinb. Univ. MS La.iii.388a, 4b.
Ane tickit … sayand witnesis to be resavit ay as thai cum
1569 Crim. Trials I ii 4.
Thir persones ar all dischargeit, at command and consent of the Erle of Mortoune … be ane tekett, presentit in jugement to the justice clerk
1583 Perth B. Ct. 6 Dec.
Ane tikket … willing his creditouris to deliuer his maillis … to the said Thomas
1588 Reg. Privy C. IV 337.
[Those … who have appeared personally are commanded to enter their persons in ward within such burghs as shall be] expressit to thame … be ane tickatt to be delyverit to thame be the officiar executour of the said letters
1600-1610 Melvill 661.
A yong man come … with a ticket desyring us all … to come to court
1628 Edinb. Univ. Chart. 125.
That the Principall give no ticked to the magistrands before thair examinatioun before the laureatioun
1682 Fraser Polichron. 144.
Discharges him … of all maner of duties … by this my ticket in the sted of an obligation

b. A writing, more generally, a note or brief letter containing information, etc.1595 Cal. Sc. P. XI 648 may belong elsewhere. Diurn. Occurr. 109 may belong in 1 b. 1547 Cal. Sc. P. I 19.
[I have written a little] tykat [to my friend Master Bischope to show you.] Ye wait quhay
1562 Reg. Privy C. I 218.
To gif everilk ane of the saidis Lordis … ane tikket of the day of thair departing and of the day quhen thai suld … returne agane to counsale
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 109.
Certane tickettis and wreittingis … defaming diuerse personis
1586 Cal. Sc. P. IX 10.
The ressons moving me to write this farre onto yow is because since we devisit that lettir I spake to the king myself upon the mater conteint in this tikate
1592 Crim. Trials I ii 324.
If I … resauis ony silver fra the bearer ye shall be adverteist be an vther tikket, how mekle it is
1595 Cal. Sc. P. XI 648.
[Wherein were] closit [letters from Mr. Bowes to MacLean and me, and your own letter and] tiequet [also to me]
1596 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI 15.
[There was enclosed in this letter … on a slip of paper, the following additional communication] I will not wret onto ȝow in this other gret pakket because thay ar beithe off ane dett and this tikett I wrot that thir lettirs sall not beir bowk
1618 Laing MSS 150.
I advertisit yow be ane schort tikket from Perth that [etc.]
1619 Perth Kirk S. MS 15 Feb.
Quhosoeuer … craifis the benefit of baptyme … sall cum first to the reader … and gif wp thair the parentis nameis and the nameis of thair children as they will haue theme callit with the nameis of the witnessis quhilk the reader sall insert in ticketis and delyuer to the parentis
1623 Kinghorn Kirk S. 23.
[The] minister hawing resauit in the pulpit ane tickit, … quhilk he caist by his hand and wald not intimat the same
1638 Rothes Affairs Kirk 31.
He heard, at our last meitting, a ticket was cast amongst us from the Puritans in England
1651 Johnston Diary II 65.
I got tuo tickets from S. J. C. and M. T. G. shewing their contentment with my letter
1672 Aberd. Council Lett. V 178.
That … yow sall performe the particulars aggried upon … If ye would have us to setle frindly this would be sent over to us either be letter or ane tickett apairt as ye judge expedient

c. A writing or written information produced in court as evidence. 1565 Perth B. Ct. 346 (19 June).
Thair is na probatioun sufficient producit … And that the tikat producit … makis na probatioun bot is generall
1592 St. A. B. Ct. 12 Sept.
The said Jhone … producit Jhone Smith maissoun personalie comperand suorne ressauit and admitted without obiection and siclyke producit ane tikit James Myrtoun and Mirabell Gourlay his spous vittnisis
1608 Crim. Trials II 257.
Boure haifing gevin to yow all tickettis and letteris quhilk he than had ather concerning Restalrig or vtheris to sicht the samyn becaus he could nocht reid him self

d. A summary or abridgment (of a legal document). a1633 Hope Major Pract. II 168.
Ane ticket, beiring the tenor and substance of the letters
1639 Justiciary Cases II 377.
Thai ressavet na autentik coppie of the criminall summondis, bot only ane tikit nawayis conteneing the circumstances of the tyme, place and maner of the said slauchter lybellit
1646 Justiciary Cases III 695.
That they can nocht answer … to the crymes … contenit in the letteris becaus thay gat bot onlie ane tiket and na autentick coppie of the letteris

e. ? a1689 Cleland 37.
He's like to turn a Lord Protector, The last we had, just us so tricked When he caus'd some subscrive the ticket

3. A list, inventory, written record of, chiefly, a number of names, objects, etc.(a) 1505 (c1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I 108.
The browsteris … to sell na darrer aill than for xij d. the gallowne … the baxteris to keip the pris of the tikkat that sall be given
1547 Corr. M. Lorraine 184.
Ane tykket of the names of thre grete men
1565 Edinb. Univ. MS La.iii.388a, fol. 5b.
Ane ticket contenand everie peice producit be ather partie in the caus and the tyme of thair productioune
1566 Canongate Kirk S. (ed.) 41.
Thre tickattis to be maid of the namis of the harlottis and dissobedient personis, to the baillies, chargeing thame … to caus the said personis compeir the nixt Sattirday, desyring also the saidis baillies … to be present
1567 Reg. Privy C. I 583.
Mye Lord Regent … ordanit ather of the saidis partiis … to nominat xv personis … all the personis nominat in bayth the tickettis presentit be bayth the saidis partiis
1576 Reg. Morton I 84.
Lat the guiddis and cornes be praysit … And send the preceptis with a tikket of the executiones therof to us
1580 Bk. Univ. Kirk II 455.
To give in thair names in a tickett to the moderatour
1583–4 Burntisland B. Ct. 9 Feb.
The haill houshauld geir … nottit vp in ane tickat
1674 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 164.
They … haveing called for the said essay box … they found … tuo hundreth and ten silver essayes and haveing compared the haill essay ticketts within the same wherein the severall essayes were inclosed with the wardens registers and dayes jorneyes therein … and they haveing caused melt the haill essayes … inclosed within the saides ticketts [etc.]
(b) 1561 Glasgow Chart. I ii 127.
The foirsaid tikat contenand the said names of lytes
1596 Aberd. Council Lett. I 66.
Gif in to thair lordschipis this tiket berand the platt
c1597 Melrose P. 616*.
The … names of the saidis barronis … quhairof ve haue gevin ȝou ane seuerall tikett subscryuet uith our hand
1608 Dundonald Par. Rec. 177.
The minister to vryt in severall tiketis … to everie gentillman of the parochin the names of the convict offenderis on thair landis
1609 Crim. Trials III 60.
Mr. Johne Russell producet ane tiket of sax persones, as witnessis
1672 Sinclair Satan's Inv. World xviii.
They must excuse me if … I write their names upon a ticket
(c) 1540 Aberd. B. Rec. I 173.
To furnys the vittellis of the said schip conforme to the tylkyt of her furnyssing
(d) 1570 Lanark B. Rec. 49.
And the rest of the persones absenteris contenit and writing thair names in ane teket for thair absenting
1582 Lanark B. Rec. 87.
That all burgesis … sall bring and present thair armour … confurm to the teketis ellis gevin to thaim

b. A list of goods requested or required. 1540 Treas. Acc. VII 319.
Send to Sanctandrois witht ane servand of the lady maistresis be ane tickat of hiris to be schetis to the ladyis that kepis … my lord prince ane steke of blechit bertane claytht
1602 Cal. Sc. P. XIII 1113.
[He shall … take the] ticquet [to Flanders to the factors there]

c. Tikket of comprysing, a valuation (of goods). 1556–7 Dundee B. Ct. III 105a (4 March).
Jhone Bell to produce … the act of poynding … & the tikket of comprysing

4. A piece of writing by which a gift, donation or bequest is made. 1528 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 282.
All maner of penciones [etc.] … wer annullit … and … it is our will … that ye admitt nane syk nor nane uthir small tecatis of ouris that ar incontrar our profyte accepe … syk giftis as ye sall think suld be admittit be resonable caus
1565 Reg. Privy S. V i 633/2.
The gift … as is specialie mentionat in ane tikket … subscrivit with his faderis hand
1633 Johnston Diary I 165.
This Saturday I subscryved to the principal of Glasgou ane ticquet of ane hundreth marks to the building of the college
1641 Bk. Carlaverock II 139.
They intend nott to allow ane sax pens or peck of meil to me for that tickat quhilk it pleised your Lordship to giwe me

5. An account or bill listing expenses, goods purchased, services supplied, money owed, etc. Also teket of compt, ticket of allowance.(1) 1529 Aberd. B. Rec. I 126.
Androw Cullan … to ressaue the mony … for the finale end of the … brigvark and to outgif the samyn agane, conforme to the saidis maisteris of warkis tikatis
1539 Treas. Acc. VII 255.
Gevin to the … smytht for schone … to the kingis mulettis … as the tekat subscrivit with Robert Gibbis hand beris, xxxij s.
1541–2 Edinb. Hammermen 159.
In the walx in the ȝeir to the alter efter the tenor of ane teket summa is v crovnis iij s. ix d.
1547 (c1580) Edinb. B. Rec. II 130.
Jhone Hammiltoun hes bocht all the merchandice … payand thairfore … the pryces contenit in ane tikkett maid … be William Mureheid
1547–8 Ayr B. Acc. 105.
[The auditors disallowed several items] and that becaus the compter hes no tikattis thairof
1548–9 Ayr B. Acc. 108.
[Alexander Hendersone, for part of his Whitsunday fee] as the tikat beris [£1 2 s. 6 d.]
1554–5 Dundee B. Ct. II 361b (14 Jan.).
1558 Rentale Dunkeld. (SHS) 358.
As the dyatt tikkitts proportis
1581 Dundee Shipping L. 202.
1584–5 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 391.
1594 Black Bk. Taymouth 295.
He sauld of yowis and weddirs, as Thomas Brovne his tikat beiris fiftie fyif
1598 Edinb. Test. XXXI 320b.
He … ordanis the particular compt of the dettis awand to him in ane ticket to be insert in his testament
1611 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 13.
His expensis … gevin be his ticket extends to xxv libs for himself his man & hors
1627 Bk. Carlaverock II 92.
I haue send hir awin tiked, quhair be schoe restis awand so many sutes off clothes
(b) 1600 Old Dundee I 205.
Certain wine and guids [the particulars] of quhilk they presentit in ane tuket to the bailie for return thereof
(2) 1533–4 Treas. Acc. VI 186.
As ane teket of compt subscrivit be the said Williamis hand beris
1539 Treas. Acc. VII 207.
Deliverit to Thomas Arthure … for brekis of fyne fustiane [etc.] … deliverit to the kingis grace … , as ane tickatt of compt now laitlie gevin in be him thairupoun bers, vij li. vj s. ix d.
1571 Reg. Morton I 71.
Thair is awand to [etc.] … the soume of [etc.] … As his tickett of compt beiris
1666 Argyll Rentals II 12 July.
Conforme to his receipt and my Ladies ticket of allowance

b. In mining: A collier's expenses; the piece of paper on which they were recorded or the lead token representing them.Esp. in collocation with Oncost n., q.v., and prob. only with reference to the expenses incurred extra to the actual coal production. 1609 Hilderstoun Silver Mines I 149.
Tua quair of paper to mak tiequettis for the caryaris of the mettell to the mylnis—viij s.
1674 Sheriffhall Coal Accompt 7 Feb.
Twa tickets of each coalyr to the mr weiklie which added to the mrs pairt makes wncost for this weik
1676 Sheriffhall Coal Accompt 12 Feb.
The sowme of 208 lib. Scotts as the value of the uncost ticketts allowed by the coalȝieris to the master weekly
1677 Fawside Coal Compt 19.
No tikitts taken from the coalheuers this wicke
1678 Fawside Coal Compt 27.
Item the ladie Litell Fawsyd 20 tickitts heir her compt begins [£3 13 s. 4 d.]
1678 Sheriffhall Coal Accompt.
The weiklie uncost ticketis allowed by the coalȝiers to the maister being 4 lib. weiklie
1681 Fawside Coal Compt 88.
4 pund leide to be tickitts [£12]
1682 Sheriffhall Coal Accompt 23 June.
For 800 tikits for the rise of the work for a seall to stamp them
1693 Sheriffhall Coal Accompt 29 June.
For 10 tickets of cownters making

6. A receipt acknowledging that a payment has been made or money or goods, etc. received. Also tekat of ressait.(1) 1538 Crim. Trials I i 207.
The capitaine … of the castell of Edinbrocht to put … Dauid Stradaquhine … to liberté … suerte being first funding to the justice clerk … the said capitaine taking ane tikat subscriuit with the justice clerk and the souerteis funding
1553 Exch. R. XVIII 377.
Pas this rentell to the lord of Rawelloun, for he hes payit vs for the samyn, and kep this our tecat for your varrand
1565–6 Reg. Privy C. I 440.
He alwayis gevand his ticket to the Thesaurare upoun samekill as he ressavis
1565–6 Misc. Maitl. C. III 179.
Deliverit to him thre sackettis full of money selit … ressavand [a] tickett thairupoun
1576 Edinb. Test. IV 271.
The said Johne to gif ane tikket of his hand writ vpoun the ressait thairof
1586 Reg. Privy C. IV 97.
Robert Raa … ressavit the same keyis, as his tickettis thairupoun … proportis
1589 Misc. Spald. C. II 114.
Walter Neasch, master of our lairdner, quhome we haue appoyntit to ressaue the samyn, and gif his ticket thairvpon
1589 Reg. Privy C. IV 420.
To caus louke out and deliver … the tickatt subscryvit be him upoun the resset of the … jewell
1595–6 Aberd. B. Rec. II 127.
Bringeris hame of engȝeoun seid … sall … bring hame a ticket of the merchand fra quhom he byes the said seid
1611 Scrymgeour Invent. 7.
Ane tiket be the quhilk Thomas Ventoun … is bund … to warrand Sr. James Scrymgeour … anent the infeftment maid be the said Sr. James to the said Thomas
1617 Acts IV 547/1.
Quhen cautioun is found thair is no warrand thairof gevin to the pairtie arreistar bot onlie a tikkett vnder the messingeris stampe and subscriptioun beiring him to haue loused the arreistment and to haue ressauit suche a persoun cautioner whiche tikkett is not sufficient of the law to furneis actioun
1633 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 36.
His ticket vpon the recept of the said copper coyne, sall be vnto the said generall maister cunyear … ane warrand
1660 Honours Scotl. 125.
1660 Honours Scotl. 128.
1674 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. 204.
The saids skippers … allow to the clerk for ilk gold penny ticket he shall write twentie shillings Scotts
(2) 1523 Acta Conc. MS XXXIV 16.
Ane tekat of his ressait deliverit be him
1551 Reg. Privy C. I 114.
To restore … all money and gudis … takin be the said Allane fra him … conforme to the tekat of ressait maid betuix the saidis parteis
1567 Treas. Acc. XII 67.
iiij dosane and ane half of buttonis, as the said James ticat of ressait schawin upoun compt beris
1651 Glasgow B. Rec. II 206.
That … no securitie be demandit … bot a tickett of recept fra those … appoynted … to get it
1661 Laing MSS 287.

b. A receipt for money, etc. borrowed, a promissory note guaranteeing repayment, an acknowledgement of a debt. Also ticket obligator ? = lettris obligatouris (Obligato(u)r adj. 1).(1) 1597 Edinb. B. Rec. V 202.
To delyver to Mr. Adame Newtoun … the sowme of foure hunder pund as lent money … and my lord provest to tak the said Mr. Adames tikket thairupoun as borrowet fra his lordschip
1607 Bk. Carlaverock II 65.
It will pleis ȝour Lordship to len hym furth the same, and tak his tiket for delyuerance of the same agane
1630 M. P. Brown Suppl. Decis. I 178.
David Jaffray, by his ticket subscribed by him … granted himself to be owing to a French merchant in Roanne, 1100 francs
1640 Aberd. B. Rec. III 243.
Doctour Willeame Guild … agries to len him the bell of the grammer schuill … wpoun his ticquett, to be givin for redelywerie of the same back againe
1644 Edinb. Test. LXI 34.
I am auchtand … to my said mother the sowme of ane hundreth merks quhairfore Robert Pringill … hes my ticket
1648 Sc. Hist. Rev. XIV 78.
That the saidis … souldioris … all rescrivit frie quarteris … for the quhilk their wes no payment givin … nather was thair ony tickit left
1649 Falkirk Baron Ct. 2 Oct.
Johne Hamiltoune … to … pey to Thomas Bowie … the sowme of thriescoir pund contenit in his subscryveit tickett writtine and subscryveit with his awne hand
c1650 Spalding I 144.
Thir armes cam … to the Marques, quhilk he … spred to sic as wold by and give thair tiket for payment at Martimess
1668 Old Ross-shire I 117.
Iff you want off … yor excyse money … I will advance it and tak any thrie of yor magestrats tickoatt or boand for it
1675 Edinb. Surgeons II 130.
To accept of band or ticket from any person … not having present money
1683 Cramond Kirk S. II 1 July.
That he would advance that money to the thesaurer, provideing the session would empower him to grant a ticket under his hand, for the refoundeing of that money
1684 Glamis Bk. Record 63.
I was resting by my tiquet to Drumond … four score ponds … and its this day payed and my tiquet retyred
1684 Edinb. City Archives Lett. II (24).
Whose ever name you fill up in the disposition of the fermes cause them give a back tickett to hold compt to me for what they shall receave by vertew therof
1685 Cullen Kirk S. II 15 March.
Walter Ogilvie … oblidged himself by ticket to pay his own & the woman's penaltie
1693 M. P. Brown Suppl. Decis. IV 59.
Andrew Bruce was content to pay the £53 … for which they had no ticket, but only his own acknowledgement
1699 Edinb. Test. LXXX 331.
Followes the debts awane to the dead … Item be James Maxwall of Lekiebank by tickit xiiij lib. x s.
(2) 1657 Aberd. Council Lett. III 302.
In this proces to tak heid quo titulo they will obleidge the magistrates if they have any ticket obligators againes the said Mr. Alexander Skeyn; if they have no obligator to remember that the defence … will be [etc.]

7. A licence or permit; a safe-conduct; a letter granting permission to do something. 1547–8 Corr. M. Lorraine 213.
Beleiffing ye will … lat souche men … as the names of ar writin within this letter have your letteris of safe condueitt … These ar the names of the men: Jhon Daveson [etc.] … Ye man be so good as to deliver your teiketis for thir fore namit men to the beirar heirof
1555 Edinb. B. Rec. II 216.
Thair be na teket deliuerit nor subscriuit to ony persone to saill to France … bot in this maner
1555 Conv. Burghs I 12.
That na merchand … saill out of ony burgh … without the dene of gildis ticket … and als that the said dene of gild gif na ticket bot to qualifeit fremen
1578–9 Conv. Burghs I 75.
Ilk persoun merchant … bring with thame ane tikket … to be presented be thame befoir the magistratis of the … tovne they saill furth of
1604 Aberd. Council Lett. I 97.
In … punesching of … sailleris without tikkettis
1607 Dundonald Par. Rec. 131.
Mertene Cubisoun … requyrit that he micht haue the ministeris ticket to get his bairne baptizit be the minister of Torboltoun
1613 Fraserburgh Kirk S. I 16 (29 April).
The sessioun … ordanis him ane tickat to Mr. Wm. Guild for tryell of the suspected person and chargeis him … to report the said Mr. Wm. Guildis testimonie

b. The certificate granting a person the status of burgess or guildbrother, a burgess ticket. Also tiket of burgechip.Also gentleman's ticquet, (once) a burgess ticket granted without payment being required. 1536 Edinb. B. Rec. II 79.
Without he be fundin sufficient … and wourthy in practik … and admittit thareto be the kirkmaister and sex maisteris of the craft and maid burges and freman of the said burgh, and bring his tiket thairupone
1566 St. A. Baxter Bks. 11.
Ve seeing the sad ticet as bryther off the sad craft vith consent and assent off the sad deacon Thomas Mourtoun for the tym admittis him as an sad frie man to toun and craft
c1569 Edinb. Hammermen I 2.
The new maister takis the dekyn be the hand and payis his dewites and produces his tiket of burgeschip
1580–1 (c1650) Dundee B. Laws 39.
Anent the discharg of tickets—Item it is statut … that na treserour of this brugh … sall have power to give tickets to na maner of person for occupieing of the freedome and libertie of this brugh but that all sic persones cum in presence of the baillies dean of gild and threserour and gife ther oathes [etc.]
1584 Acts III 361/2.
And anent the counsale, the auld maner of geving in of tikkettis be the deaconis … to be abrogat … swa that the saidis twa craftismen salbe chosin … without any ingeving of tikkettis
1621 Acts IV 623/1.
Act of creating of a burges and extract thairoff xij s., The guyld tikkettis xij s.
1629 Glasgow Burgesses 75.
Befoir he … get out his tickit he is to find caution that he sall cum and duell within this burgh
1635 Rutherglen B. Ct. II 17 Nov.
Quhen ane burges is maid 6 s. 8 d. And alsmeikill for extracting of the burges ticket
1657 Glasgow B. Rec. II 385.
That the said Johne Bar sould produce his burges and gild brother ticket … his freidom to be cryd doune publictlie, his tickat ryvine, and his name to be scorit out of the book
1668 Edinb. B. Rec. X 50.
Severall friemen of this brugh does collour unfriemens goods under colloure of ther awne espreslie contrar to ther oath in ther burges tickett
1679 Edinb. B. Rec. X 179.
The grantting of gratis burgess and gildbrether ticketts, is contrair to the … priviledges … which are only competent to burgesses and gildbrether who are made upon onerous causis
1703 Conv. Burghs IV 349.
The … burghs … put themselves to unnecessarie expences … by giveing ribbans with the burges tickets
1704 Orkney Misc. (1953) 38.
[The clerk was instructed to write a] gentleman's ticquet in his favour … the said burgess to be admitted gratis

c. In the Presbyterian church: A permit allowing participation in communion; a communion token. = Takin n. 5 e. 1560 St. A. Kirk S. 34.
Will ye give me ane techet to be served the Divellis dirt? I sall by ane poynt of wyne and ane laif and I sall haif als gude ane sacrament
1566 Canongate Kirk S. (ed.) 42.
The quhilk day the kirk ordannis the examinatioun to begin afoir the commonioun … it is ordanit that the persons … sall cum to the elder of their avin quarter and be exammonit and ressawe thair tiket
1571–2 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. VII 63.
Of the examinatioun of the parrochin and gevin thame thair tickettis afore the communione
1572 St. A. Kirk S. 365.
Nane sal present thair selves to the communion wythtout tikat
1578 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 63.
The expensis maid vpoun the … communioun … for twelf stand of cairtis to be tikketis x s. … to Jhoun Mosman goldsmyth for stamping of thame xxv s.
1596 St. A. Kirk S. 815.
The haill tikkitis to be writin and subscryvit be Charlis Watsoun clerk; and Mris. Robert Ȝwle [etc.] … to stand at the litill kirk dure, to ressave and try the tikkitis, and nane to enter bot at that dur; and the ministeris to wrett our the tikittis, … and nane to be admittit bott sic as ar contenit in the ministeris roll
1598–9 St. A. Kirk S. 884.
That na tiquotis be gevin to sic personis as hes nocht payit thair pairt of the contribution to the puir
1599–1600 St. A. Kirk S. 920. 1642 Ayr Presb. 9 Nov.
1653 Alyth Par. Ch. 103.
Lead to be tikets
1686 Dunferm. Kirk S. in Dunferm. Ann. 353.
To James Colȝier, for making a pair of calmes for casting tickets for the communicants
1687 Lorimer St. Cuthbert's facing 81.
For casting 500 tickets [£3 6 s. 8 d.]

d. A certificate of death. 1646 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III 29.
[In proof of Thomas Lindsay's death, there was produced] ane ticket subscriuit be Thomas Cowy sacrister

e. Lottary ticket, a lottery (Lot(t)erie n.) ticket. 1715 Household Bk. Gr. Baillie 31.
For lose on Raches lottary ticket, £1 1 s. 6d.

8. a. In tikket, (listed) in a document, licence, etc. in the above senses, passing into, in written form, in writing. 1535 Acts II 348/2.
Na skippar … ressaue ony merchand to sale in thare schippis without thai haue the names off thame in tikket subscriuit be the … provest
1566 Reg. Privy C. I 441.
Sic hedis … quhilk the clerk sall note and gif in ticket to the Chancellar
1570 Peebles B. Rec. I 323.
My lord Yester provest oblist him to ansuer to the king his graces regent … for the saidis Johne Horsbruk [etc.] … and vtheris quha he gaif in tecat to be electis and baillies
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 10.
Men that hes over grit power in this cuntrie as Morton [etc.] … and diuerse vtheris whome your grace hes in ticket
1572 Irvine Mun. I 206.
The saidis … personis … to … mak payment … of all and sindrie the saidis … fructis dewiteis [etc.] … and multur forsaid ilkane of thame for thair awin part as salbe gevin … in tickett … efter the forme and tennour of thair infeftment
1573 Prot. Bk. Thomas Johnsoun 173.
[Never to seek an allowance of any gear … except what she shall give him] in ticket
1585–6 Cal. Sc. P. VIII 205.
The quantitie of the guidis, to be gevin in, in tikket to your secretary
1593 Irvine Mun. II 32.
Sa mony as ye think ye ar to deleit furth of the signatour wryt thame in ticket and the samyn salbe obeyit
1594 Warrender P. (SHS) II 270.
Thir names contenit in tikit
1600 3rd Rep. Hist. MSS App. 396/2.
Sic soumis as the Duke of Lennox hes in ticket
1611 Fife Synod 34.
Thei sall particularlie gif in ticket the morne such as have not communicate with thame

b. To tak ticket, to make a written note of, to list. 1537 Exch. R. XVII 741.
That ye gar red the foir loft of our werk of Leith and … waill our said woll … ye takand ane tikket quhat the said woll contenis

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