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Name Term description
Name Apprising Term description

The sentence of  a court affecting a debtor's heritable property, as a consequence of which that property would be sold to pay the debt.

Name Aqua-vitae/aquavite/aquavitie maker/aquavitie man Term description

Whisky distiller

Name Arch-beddle Term description

Senior church or university officer

Name Archbishop Term description

Senior clergyman in the pre-Reformation, Roman Catholic or Episcopal church, in charge of a province

Name Archdeacon Term description

Senior clergyman in the pre-Reformation, Roman Catholic or Episcopal church, working within a diocese

Name Archdean Term description

Senior clergyman in the pre-Reformation, Roman Catholic or Episcopal church, attached to a cathedral

Name Archer Term description

Bowman, one who fights with bow and arrows

Name Architect Term description

One who designs buildings

Name Archpedell Term description

Senior church or university officer

Name Arles Term description

A payment made to signify completion of a bargain

Name Armorar/armorer/armourer Term description

Maker of armour; official in charge of a regiment's or ship's arms

Name Armourer's assistant Term description

Maker of armour; official in charge of a regiment's or ship's arms

Name Armourer's mate Term description

Maker of armour; official in charge of a regiment's or ship's arms

Name Articles of roup Term description

The conditions under which a property was to be auctioned

Name Artisan Term description

A skilled manual worker

Name Asmey Term description

Asthma

Name Asoond Term description

In a faint

Name Asphyxia Term description

A severe reduction in the amount of oxygen being supplied to the body through obstruction of the breathing, leading to loss of consciousness.

Name ASSOCN Term description

Association

Name Assoilzie Term description

To find someone 'not guilty', to absolve them from the outcome of a legal action

Name At Term description

Indicates a landless person, e.g. Andrew Bennett, farm servant at Little Kenny

Name Atrophy Term description

A wasting away of an organ or body tissue owing to injury, disease or lack of use.

Name Attorney-at-law Term description

Advocate, lawyer in court

Name Auchtand Term description

Owing

Name Auctioneer Term description

Advocate, lawyer in court