descovenable (c.1292)

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descovenable (c.1292)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1128a convenire; Gdf: 2,569a descovenable; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1540 descovenable; DEAF: ; DMF:  déconvenable / disconvenable; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1unsuitable, unfit
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  cum la journé ne pora estre delayé pur le tens descovenable  i 346
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  de lur enemis ou d’autres descovenables persones  12
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  ordené est e defendu [...] qe nul regrater [...] ne vende [...] nul manere de peysçoun [...] qe seyt corrumpu ne descovenable pur cors de homme  104
( 1354 )  mettre desus le paner une demoustraunce de covenable pesshoun et desouth en les paners mettre pesshoun descovenable  477
2lawunlawful, improper
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  nul escrit [...] ne lyera [...] si la condicioun soit inpossible ou descovenable; ; inpossible sicum en ceo cas: si tu me facis aver la lune, jeo tei doray x (shillings); descovenable issi: si tu ocyes cel homme, jeo tei doray x. (=shillings)  i 158
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