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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Print, n. Also: printt. [e.m.E. and ME print(e, prynt(e (Rolle), also med. L. printum (1401 in Latham), ME also prient (Cursor M.), pryente, preynte, preinte, ? later var. of Prent n., or ? direct f. OF priente (1317), preinte: cf. Prent n.] a. An imprint made by branding, a brand. b. The imprint on a coin or a batch of coinage. c. Printed text. —a. a1605 Montg. Flyt. 103 (H).
Withe the print of a key weill brunt on thy browes
b. a1578 Pitsc. II 129/10.
All the said money was strikin heirefter to be of that same printt
1636 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 48.
That no dollers of whatsomever weight print and fynnes sall have course within this kingdome … abone fiftie sax shillings the peece
c. 1640 Dundonald Par. 466.
These quho ar farder advanced in reiding Scottish, quhither print or writ

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