suppressure (1160-74)

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suppressure (1160-74)


[FEW: *9,361a pressare; Gdf: 7,556b souspresure; GdfC: ; TL: 9,968 sospresure; DEAF:  presser (*) / sosprendre (sospresure, sospresture); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
soupressure;  supressure,  suspresçure  

While most dictionaries see the noun as a derivative of supprendre (from prehendere), the form suggests an association with presser (from pressare). No verb *suppresser, *surpresser or *suzpresser appears to exist, but cognate prefixed forms are attested in Anglo-Norman in suppresse and suppression.


1harassment, oppression
( 1160-74; MS: s.xiiiin ) Par aguait u par suspresture (l. suspresçure) Fu retenu Reynald e pris  i 240.2136
( 1347 ) Chascun verité que serra prise par eschevins, doit jurer devant le baillieu et devant eschevins sanz supressure  iii 143
( 1347 ) nous au dit article ajoustons et volons que ce q’il dirront par lour sairement, serra estable et sanz chalenge, se il n’estoit appellé de partie, et touz jours faire par amendement et sanz suppressure, et touz lour establissementz touz jours faire par amendement  iii 144
pressure  suppresse  suppression 
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