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Regrat(e)ing, Regrait(t)ing, vbl. n.2 Also: regratt- and -inge; also ragrathing. [e.m.E. regratinge (a1550), f. Regrat(e v.2] The action of regrating, chiefly or only in sense 1 of Regrat(e v.2(1) 1490 Lanark B. Rec. 6.
That ilke day Sande Grub is cumin in will for regrating
1507 Reg. Privy S. I 228/1.
To be sauld commonly to all our liegis that likis to by, without ony regrating
1512 Ib. 363/1.
Anent … regrating and forestalling, and all uther actiouns belangin to the chalmerlane-airis
1517 Edinb. B. Rec. I 169.
Sa that thair is na regrating tholit to be maid within the said toune
1551 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 613.
That nane … hwyrd, hyde or kepe ony bere or malt to be kepit for regrating
1596 Bk. Univ. Kirk III 874.
Oppressioun vnder pretext of law, be vsurie … and regrateing … quherby pryces of victualls is mervailouslie raised to the great hurt of the poore
1609 Inverness Rec. II 66.
1678 Mackenzie Laws & C. i xxiii 2 (1678) 231.
This crime of fore-stalling, or regrateing
(b) 1515 (c1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I 158.
Regratouris of pultrie … throw thair regraiting cawsing exorbitand derth thairof to all our … lordis lieges
1562 Digest Justiciary Proc. D 47. a1633 Hope Major Pract. II 286. 1662 Edinb. B. Rec. IX 309.
Being accused of regraitting in buying of a loadning of apples … and selling of them over againe
(2) 1495 (c1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I 69.
Bying of Franche flour and selling and regraiting of it
1507 Edinb. B. Ct. Bk. 25.
That thai mak na regrating of hering fisch nor poultre in tyme to cum
1507 Reg. Privy S. I 227/2.
Hurt and skaithit be regrating of wittallis in Leith and Edinburgh
1529 Edinb. B. Rec. II 15.
For his bying of the kingis money apone ane hyear prys na it is strykin for and … regrating agane of the samyn, rasing the derth of money
1595 Ib. V 135.
Be cowping and regraitting of all sorts of tymber
1607 Reg. Privy C. VII 293.
Ane publict and avowed regraiting and foirstalling of all sic viveris
1623 Kirkwall Sheriff Ct. Bk. 10b.
The great abuse of forestealling & regratting of fishes
1696 Proclamation 9 June.(3) 1517 Reg. Privy S. I 457/1.
Unfremen that byis and sellis in divers placis to landwart … divers gudis in regrating and forstalling of the schirefdome of our said burch of Wigtoun, and bringis nocht the samyn to our mercatis of our said bruch
1520 Stirling B. Rec. I 7.
In amerciament for the ragrathing of the kingis burgis in byin of … skennis
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 347.
The haill flescheouris of Edinburgh wer summond to vnderly the law … for regraiting of mercattis
1612–13 Misc. Spald. C. V 88.
Convict for regraitting the fische mercat
1647 Peebles Gleanings 330. 1683 Lauder Notices Affairs I 443.
Some called for regratting and forstalling the mercats

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