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Ceté, Ceité, n. Also: cetie, ceittie. [ME. ceté, cety (14th c.), var. of the usual cité, etc.: see Cité.] A city.(a) 1422 Stirlings of Keir 209.
The cete of Glasgu
c1420 Wynt. i. 931.
Dyuers othir … Off natyownys and off ceteys sere
Ib. 151 (E).
By Alexander that cete It enteris in the Mekil See
1461 Liber Plusc. 386.
Sen we haue heire na cete permaneint
c1460 Wisd. Sol. 750.
Oft tyme … a gret cete has been segit with a gret prince
c1500-c1512 Dunb. vii. 55.
In euery cete, village, and in toune
1531 Glasgow Prot. IV. 40.
Ane foyr place lyand within the cete of Glasgw
1595 Conv. Burghs I. 460.
Deykin of the wrichtis of the Cete of Sanctandrois
(b) 1513 Doug. xii. xi. 124 (Sm.).
He … from hys cart blent to the cetie prest
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1741.
Aboute the cetie of stagis [were] Foure houndreth aind four score, I wys
1575 Mun. Univ. Glasg. I. 94.
The said cetie of Glasgow
1578 Bk. Carlaverock II. 484.
The cetie of Carlisle, with ane strang castell and citidaill thairin
(c) 1564 Scot. Ant. Oct. (1901) 80.
Tlne haill ceite of Sanct Androis
Be crewall slaying of utheris in the said ceitie
1687 Misc. Bann. C. II. 295.
The ceittie of Edinburgh

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