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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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INSUCKEN, adj. Sc. Law: of or within a certain Sucken or feudal jurisdiction having its own mill where the tenants were obliged to have their grain ground. Gen. in phr. insucken multure, payment (in grain) for the grinding of corn, etc., grown within the sucken. Now only hist. Also subst.Sc. 1743 Morison Decisions 16021:
In case the possessors of the said lands should buy corn without the thirle, to be made into meal or flour for the use of their own families, they should be obliged to grind the same at the pursuer's mills and to pay insucken multure therefor.
Sc. 1769 Erskine Principles ii. ix. § 12:
The quantities paid to the mill . . . by the thirl are ordinarily higher, and are called intown or insucken multures.
Ags. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 IX. 147:
Nor are the multures heavy, amounting on insucken or grain thirled to a 15th part of the meal produced, on outsucken, to a 20th.

[In, prep. + Sucken. O.Sc. insuckin, id., 1540, used also subst.]

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"Insucken adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Jun 2024 <>



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