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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Conveth, Conevethe, n. Also: cuneveth(e, -veht, kuneveth, conveiff. [Old Irish connmedh, mod. coinmheadh, entertainment, billeting, whence also older Eng. (15–17th c.) coynee, coynye.] Entertainment due by a vassal or tenant to a superior.The exact extent of the duty is uncertain: cf. Cosmo Innes Sc. Legal Antiq. II. 205, Skene Celtic Scotland III. 232. 1127 Lawrie Early Chart. 60.
Concessimus & confirmavimus ecclesiam de Coldingham liberam & quietam … ab omni calumpnia, consuetudine, cana vel cunevethe, atque ab omni servitio quod ad nos pertinet
1164 Acts I. 53*/2.
Hanc etiam … eis concedimus libertatem vt nullus super eorum homines et terras conueth aliquando capiat nisi per licenciam ipsorum canonicorum
c 1190 Reg. St. A. Priory 45.
Volumus ut predicti canonici prenominatam terram habeant … liberam et quietam ab can et cuneueth et exercitu et auxiliis
12.. Ib. 238.
Totum kanum et kuneueth quod canonici ipsi michi debebant de terra de Eglesgirg
1203–22 Liber Calchou 296.
Ecclesiam de Brennath [in Moray] sine can, sine cuneueth, sine conrediis
1206 Misc. Spald. C. V. 213.
Vidit episcopum … , in terra illa tanquam in propria, conevetum suum ab hominibus illius terre recipere tanquam ab hominibus propriis
1251 Holyrood Chart. 61.
Totam Dunroden cum ecclesia … liberam et quietam ab omni cano et cuneveht et ab alia qualibet exactione
1251 (1507) Reg. Great S. 670/2.
Concessit … 14 nummatas terre … liberas ab omni cain, conevethe, feact, slogad, et ich
1580 Ib. 41/2.
Cum clausula warrantizationis a solutione de lie kane, conveiff, garraȝe, eicht, sornyng per homines grassiferos, equos aut canes

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