contur1 (c.1170)

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contur1 (c.1170)

[ FEW: 2/ii,995a computare; Gdf: 2,264b conteor; GdfC: 9,175a conteor 1; TL: 2,769 contëor; DEAF:  conter (conteor); DMF:  conteur; TLF: ; OED:  countour n.; MED:  countour n.; DMLBS: 414c computator 1 ]
conteour,  contor,  contour;  counteour,  countour,  countur;  cunteor,  cunteur,  cuntor,  cuntur;  comptere  

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1narrator
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Tiele vie demein cum wus sui cunteor  4053
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Le cuntur ke fu de bone fey, Ke hay mençonge sulum la ley  4615
( s.xiv1; MS: c.1361 )  un counteour de noveles deableries  (A) 370b
2informant
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiiex )  Solum le dist de mun cuntur  407
3lawoccupationadvocate, pleader (who makes the count at the beginning of pleading)
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii1 )  (At the Last Judgement) se trarrunt arere e cunte e cunteur  314
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1 )  Ne lur vendra (l. vaudra) cuntur ne cunte: Chescun por sei respondera  81.41
( c.1280 )  nul des avantdiz […] ne doit sustener partie en curt […] ne estre cuntur ne enpernur de parole  ii 12
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  countours sunt serjauntz sachantz la lei del reaume qi servent al comun del poeple a pronuncier e defendre les actions en jugement pur ceux qi mester en unt pur loer  47
Commun Contur, grant contur, sergant-contur
lawoccupationserjeant-at-law
( 1292 )  Justice, ne Clerke, ne Serjaunt Countour, ne atturné, ne apprentiz  203
( 1307 )  xx. soutz pur j sergant countour en le play q’est entre lé Templers e nous  125
( MS: s.xiv1/4 )  si come le sergant countour ad profert  30
( 1332 )  D.A. qi est eslu a estre grantz compteres de la dite ville  384
( MS: 1419 )  Le […] Commune Sergeaunt de ley, qui autrement est dit ‘Commune Countour’  47
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