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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Precare, adj. (F. précaire (14th c. in Godef. Compl.), L. precārius granted upon request at the will of the granter and subject to revocation: cf. Precarie, Precarium.) — 1456 Hay I 132/34.
Bot thare is ane othir maner of possessiounis that ar callit precaris that cummys for request or lordis gevin for thair tyme or thair will endurand [F. que nous apelons precaire cest a dire a voulence]

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