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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Scherretiit, Scherritiit, Schreitiit, adj. [Var. of Cherit(e)it adj.] With a ‘charity’ or ‘consideration’ subtracted (for the checker). — 1596 Oldcambus Acc. fol. 3.
Sua rests on the counter of beir sauld furth of the barneyard … 1 ch[alder] 10 b[olls] quhilk being scherretiit extends to 1 ch 8 b 2 f[irlot] 3 p[e]k
1597 Ib. fol. 4.
Ib. fol. 5.

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