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(Quhareanent), Quhairanent, rel. adv. Also: quhairanend, quairanent; whairanent. [Quhare C 5, Anent prep. Cf. also Quher(e)-anent. Only Sc.] Chiefly in resumptive, but also in restrictive, use: Concerning which; and concerning this (matter, thing etc.).(1) 1578 Reg. Privy C. III 15.
Quhairanent his majestie is constrynit to mak oppin declaratioun of the untreuth of thair alledgeance
1579 Acts III 182/2.
The auld fundationis [etc.] … or ony thing contenit thairin notwithstanding qranent his majestie … dispensis
1594 Misc. Spald. C. I 8.
Quhairanent we luk for your certane ansser quhilk salbe lippinnit for be the bearar our awin seruand
1603 Reg. Privy C. VI 545.
The pryce of the signet sall alwayes be answerabill to the sixt pairt of the unce; quhairanent thir presentis salbe a perpetual warrand
1622 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III 309.
Quhairanend and all painis contenit thairintill the saidis lordis dispenssis simpliciter
1630 Aberdeen Council Lett. I 311.
Whairanent we have given particular informatioun
1650 Aberd. B. Rec. IV 115.
1661 Aberd. Council Lett. IV 146.
Ther being on ship callit quhairanent he having come alledging hir to be goeing out with goods not givin up in entrie [etc.]
Ib. 174.
1667 Ib. 333.
(2) 1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i 7b.
Thirdlie, the debaitable matter quhairanent the summons is made
1630 Aberd. Council Lett. I 320.
To the uses quhairanent they war mortifiet

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