artifice (1213)

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artifice (1213)

[ FEW: 25,386a artificium; Gdf: 1,414a artifice; GdfC: 8,192b artefice; TL: 1,554 artifice; DEAF: ; DMF:  artifice; TLF:  artifice; OED:  artifice n.; MED: ; DMLBS: 134a artificium ]
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1merch.work, trade, craft
( s.xiv )  que nul tiel estraunge […] soit mys pur overer en le dit artifice  i 79
( 1363 )  gentz de meistere, d’artifice, & de office appellé Yomen  i 380 ix
( 1402 )  q’il demurge a cell labour saunz estre mys a mystere ou artifice  iii 501
( 1429 )  chescun persone […] de frank estate ou condition, povoit mettre […] son fitz […] en apprentice […] pur apprendre son artifice ou mestier  iv 354
( 1417-73 )  Suppliount humblement voz povers oratours et citezeins de Loundres del’artificedé Sadelers  375v
2merch.trade, guild, corporation
( 1374-45 )  Item ordeigné est et establi par commune assent des Pestours D’Everwyk que nul de lour Artifice desore en avaunt vend nul roundel ne escu de [...] payn de matyne  i 29
( 1415 )  l’artifice et mistier dé ceinturers de la citee de Loundres  iv 73
( a.1423 )  le povre estate de l’artifice des couvereours de la dite citee  i 66
controlling body (?)
( 1354 )  une ordeinaunce sur l’artefice des charges du pesshoun  477
3craftmanship
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  un edefice De merveillous bel artefice  133va
4implementengine, contrivance
( c.1300; MS: s.xivm )  Meuz sembloit le paleys de cel Qe artifices de homme mortel  574
( 1392; MS: s.xv1 )  le granheur appartreyt (l. appartreyl) de guerre, come sont cavoux, hides, mangareux et outres artifices  218.51
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