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alegance1 (c.1170)

[ FEW: 24,331b alleviare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,72c alegeance; TL: 1,281 alejance; DEAF:  alegier (alegeance); DMF:  allégeance 1; TLF:  allégeance; OED:  allegeance n.1; MED:  allegeaunce n.2; DMLBS: ]
alegaunce,  alegiaunce,  alejance,  alejaunce;  allegance,  allegaunce;  aliegaunce,  aliegiaunce,  aliegeance,  aliegeaunce,  alieggaunce;  allieggaunce;  aliance(l. aljance?) esleggaunce  

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1alleviation, relief
( c.1170 )  Kar sovent fet bone esperance De present mal grant alegance  260
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Le dozyme article est unction, dunt l’en enoynt les malades en peril de mort pur allegance de cors e de alme  38.16
( 1275 )  pur le commun prou et le alejaunce de ceus qe grevez sont  i 39
( 1309 )  en allieggaunce des grevaunces qi seon people avoit eu par les guerres  159
fig.relief, pleasure
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  Peine pur li (=J.C.) est alejaunce; Qui ne me croit face asaiance!  2395
relief, release
( 1307-10 )  par (l. por?) aver alegaunce du payne de l’enprisonement  304.36
relief, reduction of penance, penalty
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  bienfez lur purrunt aider Dunt aukune grace purrunt aver, […] Ou de peine aukune alegiance  3318
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  Car onques ne li valut n’en aida l’alegance Que cosinage clama del roi en affiance  362.1985
lawtaxreduction (of assessment)
( 1313 )  nous prioms qe nous pussoms aver alegance de cel estent etc.  Ed II xiv.ii 19
2finan.compensation
( 1278 )  ke il luy ferrat allegaunce e acquitaunce de l’avauntdit dette de toute ou de partie  i 1
( 1302 )  qe il pusse aver alegaunce e remedie de les c. s. avantzditz  i 154
( 1307-10 )  E nule restitucione ne nule allegeaunce ne voleyent faire  339.10
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