Sorry, no definitions found.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
No matter what the boy had stolen, it was no concern of Jamie's-save for the promise of the earbsachd.
Most likely, Josiah himself had no idea of the importance of the earbsachd-of what had been promised and accepted on both sides.
That he hadn't meant that he perceived some higher law in operation-though whether that was friendship, pity, the claim of his earbsachd, or something else, I didn't know.