engager (c.1174)

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engager (c.1174)

[ FEW: 17,444b *waddi; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,468b enguagier; TL: 3,369 engagier; DEAF: G33 gage (engagier); DMF:  engager; TLF:  engager; OED:  engage v.; MED:  engagen v.; DMLBS: ]
engagier,  engaiger;  enguager,  enguagier;  agager  

v.a.

1lawto pledge as security
( c.1174; MS: s.xiiiin )  Vus n’estes mie tels cum estre soliez [...] Quant en vostre cité ai mes guages laissiez. Nel fesist Loewis pur enguagier ses fiez  4480
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiiin )  oppignerare .i. enguager  9
( 1260; MS: s.xivin )  R. engaga les avantdis [x] acres de tere a celi W. dekes al terme de iiij anz pur iiij marcs  98
( 1293 )  B. dyt ke il ne clama ren en le tenement si noun gage ke ceo diz acres furent agagez a nostre pere pur x mars  20-21 Ed I 423
( c.1350 )  yl ne deit lesser a ferme terres ne tenemens, n’engager n’arbres ne fust d’altre chose dount chargé soit vendre  95
( 1379-80 )  si firent une grant chevance, pur quiele ils engaigerent les joialx le Roi  iii 72
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  j’ay engagee tout ce que j’avoie pur aider et secourer moy mesmes  99.16
( 1415 )  engageant ses jolialx (l. joialx) pur en avoir provision de moneie  iv 63
lawto give security for (an undertaking)
( 1315 )  Vous estes uncor seisi des berbiz: agagez la deliverance  Ed II xvii 10
2to take pledge from
( 1308-09 )  Poet estre qu’il trova aultre chasauntz et les engagea et fit tiele maniere d’atachement  Ed II i 178
3to wager
( s.xiii; MS: s.xiv1 )  si nul engagé ust Ke il al quinte tret mater le dust, Jeo luy dy verreyment Ke il perdreyt soun argent  47.1460

p.p._as_a.

1lawpledged as security
( 1291 )  la delivraunce de meyme la chose engagee  i 149
engager la, une, lei
lawto wage one’s law, offer oaths of compurgators in support of an assertion
( c.1260; MS: c.1275 )  R. […] desdyt mot pur mot encontre ly e encontre sa sute; e sy agaga la ley e trova pleges  105
engager la bataille
lawto offer battle
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  ço n’ert pas li pelerin, Icelui, le povre frarin, Qui her la bataille engaga  10029
( c.1265 )  il purra son dreit defendre e la seisine son auncestre tout outre par le cors son fraunk homme […] e agager la bataille  93
engager la merci
lawto put oneself at mercy
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  E pur ceo que l’enqueste passa encountre vous agagez la mercy  (A) 56
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