compassement (s.xiiiin)

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compassement (s.xiiiin)

[ FEW: 2/ii,972b compassare; Gdf: 2,204b compassement; GdfC: 9,138b compassement; TL: 2,624 compassement; DEAF:  compasser (compassement); DMF:  compassement; TLF:  compasser; OED:  compassment n.; MED:  compassement n.; DMLBS: 403c compassamentum ]
compacement,  compasment;  cumpassement,  commpassement  iii 23 pl. comperassementz  131  

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1measurement, compass
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Del temple il ad geté le fondement, Si cum Davi fist le compassement  (B) 12680
( c.1300; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  l’aigné frere De compacement fist la pierre Du myrur large et grant  973
2machination, plot(ting)
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  de treysoun et de cumpassement purveu vers nostre persone pur nus mettre a mort  i 99
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  Cist Achab, par le treson et le compassement Jezabel sa femme, occist Naboth  55.19
( 1373 )  qe les Seignurs ne les Communes de la terre soient desheritez par lour faux engyn & compacement  ii 319
( 1439 )  par les covyns & compassementz q’ils facent  v 24
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