leasing-making love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scots law, the act of telling lies; specifically, the utterance of slanderous and untrue speeches, to the disdain, reproach, and contempt of the king, his council and proceedings, or to the dishonor, hurt, or prejudice of his highness, his parents and progenitors; verbal sedition.

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Examples

  • Sir John was silent again for a long time, and at last he said, very composedly, ‘Steenie, this story of yours concerns the honour of many a noble family besides mine; and if it be a leasing-making, to keep yourself out of my danger, the least you can expect is to have a redhot iron driven through your tongue, and that will be as bad as scauding your fingers wi’ a redhot chanter.

    Redgauntlet

  • Arniston was tried in the year 1711 upon charge of leasing-making, in having presented, from the Duchess of Gordon, medal of the

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • As for those who have calumniated you by leasing-making, I protest to Heaven I think they have justly incurred the penalty of the

    Waverley

  • Sir John was silent again for a long time, and at last he said, very composedly, “Steenie, this story of yours concerns the honour of many a noble family besides mine; and if it be a leasing-making, to keep yourself out of my danger, the least you can expect is to have a redhot iron driven through your tongue, and that will be as bad as scaulding your fingers with a redhot chanter.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • Sir John was silent again for a long time, and at last he said, very composedly: “Steenie, this story of yours concerns the honor of many a noble family besides mine; and if it be a leasing-making, to keep yoursell out of my danger, the least you can expect is to have a red-hot iron driven through your tongue, and that will be as bad as scaulding your fingers wi’ a red-hot chanter.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • As for those who have calumniated you by leasing-making, I protest to heaven I think they have justly incurred the penalty of the Memnonia lex, also called Lex Rhemnia, which is prelected upon by Tullius in his oration In Verrem.

    The Waverley

  • It is only in the most common-place parts (if there be comparisons) that I have any leasing-making to answer for.

    A New Home - Who'll Follow?

  • "There is nae occasion for leasing-making about the matter," answered

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • As for those who have calumniated you by leasing-making, I protest to Heaven I think they have justly incurred the penalty of the MEMNONIA LEX, also called

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • But the merit of his early services could neither save the life of his father, nor even procure for himself a complete restitution of his family honours and estates; and not long after the restoration, upon an accusation of leasing-making, an accusation founded, in this instance, upon a private letter to a fellow-subject, in which he spoke with some freedom of his majesty's Scottish ministry, he was condemned to death.

    History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second

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