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Utouth, prep. and adv. Also: -outht, -outhe, -ouch, uttouth(e, utouith, -owth, -oucht, -out, -oth, -uth(e, -euth, -eucht, -ewcht, uttuth, ut(t)euche, uteuiht, -ith, -ow, -ew, uthout, -outht, uthow, utwith, -uithe, -wyth(t, wtouth(e, -uth, wttoth, wtow, wt(h)ew, wt(h)with. [Var. of Outouth or Outwith prep. and adv.]

A. prep. 1. a. Of position: Outside of (a place or boundary); on the far side of; beyond. = Outwith prep. 1 a.(a) a1400 Leg. S. xxviii 68.
Scho … gefine wes to fostir & fede Wtouth the towne
c1420 Wynt. v 3710 (W).
This Sanct Ambros vtouth the stile Him met
14.. Burgh Laws c. 32 (A).
Bot gif he war sek or vtouth the countre or at fayr
1488 Dunferm. B. Rec. I 2.
A loft hous vtout the est yet
1490 Irland Mir. I 76/16.
The man was maid wtouthe this place [sc. Paradise] and eftir put in it
1491 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. I 256.
The chaplannis vtouthe the college sal decoire the queir in ther habitis one haly dais
1498 Acta Conc. II 245.
For his ancorage on his landis utouth the flude mark
1542 Reg. Cupar A. II 210.
(b) 1381 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 4.
Owr awin kynde men born vtuthe hir forsaid thrid anyrly ovtakyn
14.. Acts I 22/2.
Gif ony burges be challangyt of ony playnt he sall nocht mote ututh the burgh bot gif it be in defalt of court
14.. Acts I 29/2.
Gif ony man of the castell has ocht misdone til ony man of the burgh, he sal aske lauch at the castell ututh the yhettis
14.. Acts I 33/2
Ilke broustare sal put hir alewande ututh hir house … that it may be seabill communly til al men
1490 Irland Mir. II 40/30.
And eftir that His blist body was wtuth the graif it remanit stekit
(c) 1478 Acta Aud. 59/2.
Nocht being lauchfully warnit to his defens … vteuth the schire
1501 Aberd. B. Rec. I 70.
(d) 1520–1 Dundee B. Ct. I 11b (6 Jan.)
1544 Perth Guildry 221 (16 Sept.).
(e) 1490 Irland Mir. I 140/9.
Nocht creat vtow the body … bot in the body of hire wame glorius
15… Aberd. B. Rec. MS (Jam.).
(f) 1493 Reg. Episc. Morav. 250.
All the landis wthew the said marcheis … clamyt and perambulat be the vicar [etc.]
(g) 1500 Dunferm. B. Rec. I 113.
1539 Chart. Coupar A. II 146.
Alslang as it salbe thocht necessar the said den Alexander sall remane vthoutht the said Abbay [sc. Coupar Angus] in Dundranan be the bischope of Galloway
(h) 1464–5 Acts XII 30/2.
1516 Reg. Cupar A. I 291.
1553 Lanark B. Rec. 29.

b. Not in (another's presence). = Outwith prep. 1 b. 1499 Acta Conc. II 338.
In presens of the said lordis utouth the presens of hir said spouse

c. On the outer side of. 1494 Loutfut MS 120b.
The habit of ane erll … salbe mantillat of skerlatt opinnyt before furrit with quhite furrour and before wtew it ane handbraid fra the belt apon baith the sidis

d. Of motion: Outside of, away from. = Outwith prep. 1 c. 14.. Acts I 113/2.
[No one] to send gudis … utouth the kynrik wythoutin special lef of the kyng
1468 Acts II 92/1.
That [bullion] pas nocht vteuth the realme

e. Coupled with in, inwith, within, etc. Freq., in judgment or utouth (judgment). = Outwith prep. 1 d.(1) 1454–5 Edinb. Chart. 80.
Baith in the watter and vtouth
1493 Aberd. B. Rec. I 52.
Masonis, … hirit be the aldirman … for ane yer to remane and abide in thar seruice, batht in the luge and vteuche
1499 Armstrong Hist. Liddesdale I 189.
[Thankful service done] mony and divers wais within the realme and utowth
1526 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 82.
Na unfreman within the broucht or utoucht
1528 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 96.
Four vaichemen to vaik at every part of the toun quhill the day sky brek utouch the toun and nocht ynnouch, men and na laddis
1543 Misc. Spald. C. IV 206.
Within the realm of Scotland, or utew
1544 Misc. Spald. C. IV 211.
1551 Edinb. B. Rec. II 159.
To sell the samyn [candles] in pundis [in] houssis and vtith
1569 Q. Mary in Facs. Nat. MSS III lix.
1572 Elgin Rec. I 133.
Within thair buthis nor vttuth the samyn
(2) 1439 Haddington Corr. 231.
Ony kynde of munimentis in jugment or vtuth jugment
1456 Reg. Dunferm. 341.
The quhilkis … I will all vtrali be excludit and neuir to be herd in jugement na vtouth
1482 Lennox Mun. 123.
That … na iustice, … tak vpoun hand to … murmur him or thaim in thair honour … in jugement or uttouth in ony time to cum
1502 Douglas Bequest 10 Sept.
1522 Acta Conc. MS XXXIII 15.
1543 Douglas Chart. 233.

2. Outside, not during (a particular period of time). = Outwith prep. 2 a. 1479 Acta Conc. I 36/2.
Gif ony personis … befor or eftir, vtwith the said iiij ȝeris [etc.]

b. Not in (one's keeping or possession). = Outwith prep. 2 b. 1522 Fife Sheriff Ct. 272.
The landis … being in his awine handis & manuring and utheris utoutht his handis
1525 (1527) Reg. Great S. 97/1.
The keyis of that box to be kepit be tua or thre of the best of the said craft utoth the dekynnis handis and keping

c. Beyond or without the limitations or restraint of. = Outwith prep. 2 c. 14.. Acts I 108/2.
It is ordanyt … at nan sal distrenȝe utouth his fe for the service that is til him aucht
1465 Aberd. B. Rec. MS V i 549 (25 June).
To tak all swyne that thai finde lows vtow bande in ony mannis scathe
1501 Red Bk. Menteith II 304.
Gyff thai be fugitiue and passis vthow thair bondis
1507 Aberd. B. Rec. I 436.
It is statut and ordanyit that nay swyne be haldin withtin this toun, vtteuche band

d. Not part of, beyond the jurisdiction of. 1551 Hamilton Cat. 172 marg.
Quha ar utouith the haly kirk

B. adv. Outside, on the outside; out of doors; out of the country. = Outwith adv. 1375 Barb. ii 299.
Till thaim wtouth send thai sone, And bad thaim herbery thaim that nycht
1375 Barb. iv 152.
Thai on twa halfys war assailyt, In with fyr that thaim swa broilȝit, And wtouth with folk that thaim swa toilȝit
1398 Liber Melros 489.
My demaynis … with al the appourtenaunce vtouth and enouth
c1420 Wynt. iii 955 (C).
The fyre that vtouthe [R. wyth-owt, W. outwith] kyndillit fast [etc.]
14.. Burgh Laws c. 3 (B).
Ilk burges may ponde furthdwellaris wyth in the market in his hows and vtouth
14.. Burgh Laws c. 56 (B).
And gyfe he dwel vtouth [A. vtouth burgh] he sal gyf iii s.
14.. Acts I 331/2.
All the names of the burges both induelland and vtouth
1490 Irland Mir. III 164/33.
I was mony ȝeris oratur to … thi fader … and vtouth anens the kingis of Fraunce, Ingland and vthir princis
1497 Reg. Cupar A. I 309.
To wyrk leilly and profitably the masonwerk of our forsaid abbay, bayth ennow and wtow
1512 Treas. Acc. IV 348.
Ane coup callit the coup of fere, nettit with gold of florising utewcht

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