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Reall, Real(l)e, adj.1 Also: (Reaw). [ME and obs. e.m.E. real (c1350), reall, OF real (1155 in Greimas), L. rēgālis Regal(e adj. See also Rial(l adj. and Royal(l adj.] = Rial(l adj., in various senses (see the note to this).a. c1420 Wynt. iii 12.
Quhylum I Off kyngys realle had sevynty Wndyrneth my burddys set
15.. Clar. iii 281.
Clariodus … schippit in and all the reall sorte
b. 1552 Reg. Privy C. I 130.
Everie scheref and bailie within this realme, and thair deputtis, als weill generall as reale
c. 1493 Acta Aud. 173/1.
Oure souerane lord … be his autorite reale … decernis him interdictit fra all maner of alienatioune of ony his landis
d. c1520-c1535 Nisbet Matth. v 34.
For it is the throne (or reale sete) of God
e. 1375 Barb. xiii 30 (E).
And mony rich and reale [C. ryoll] wedis Defoullyt foully wnder fete
a1538 Abell 99b.
Thomas [Randolph] … cled him wp in a rob reall and sat in his troyn
15.. Clar. ii 193.f. 1375 Barb. xii 557 (E).
And mony a reale romble rid Be roucht
c1420 Wynt. ii 1670.
Wenes … the gret towne That yhit is realle off renowne
Ib. iv 1594.
Fra he had sene thare reale fame Chawngyd

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