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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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ERECTION, n. In Sc. law after the Reformation: the creation of a temporal lordship out of a spiritual benefice; the lordship so created. Now obs. exc. hist.Sc. 1707 in W. MacFarlane Geneal. Colls. (S.H.S.) II. 350:
A New Erection of the whole into a Barrony Called . . . the Barrony of Fullarton.
Sc. 1754 Erskine Principles ii. x. 9:
That all the superiorities of erections . . . should be declared to be in the crown.
Sc. 1885 10th Rep. Hist. MSS. Comm. 34:
He consolidated his possessions by obtaining their erection into a barony.

Hence phr. Lord of Erection, a possessor of such territories.Sc. 1710 Morison Decisions 10659:
The teinds of Buchlivie . . . whereof Cardross was Lord of Erection.
Sc. a.1722 in W. MacFarlane Geog. Colls. (S.H.S.) II. 22:
One temporall regalitie Kerremuir whereof the Marquis of Douglas is Lord of erectione.
Sc. 1754 Erskine Principles ii. x. 7:
He [James VI] therefore erected several abbacies and priories into temporal lordships, . . . [the grantees of which] were called sometimes lords of erection, and sometimes titulars, as having thereby the same title to the erected benefices, that the monasteries had formerly.

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"Erection n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 May 2024 <>



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