contenter (1419)

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contenter (1419)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1104a contentus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,174c contenter; TL: 2,768 contenter; DEAF:  content (contenter); DMF:  contenter; TLF:  contenter; OED:  content v.; MED:  contenten v.; DMLBS: 465a contentare 2 ]


1to pay, settle with
( 1419 )  […] R. se soit parti de Bruges sans le dit J.W. contenter et paier  ii 88
( 1421 )  […] fist contenter certains des ditz creditours  iv 143
( 1502 )  le roy […] donnera si bonne seutré par deça, que, a ladite delivrance faire, ladite somme sera contentee, come dit est  522


1to satisfy oneself
( 1497-98 )  executour ne poet reteiner lez bienz le testatour pur eux mesmes contenter  ii 187.26
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