Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Scots law, to be suitable, or belong.
  • n. That which belongs or is becoming to one's rank or station.
  • n. Property; quality; state; condition.

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Examples

  • But his pride found some consolation in reflecting that, he and his son-in-law having been so lately in arms against government, it might give matter of reasonable fear and offence to the ruling powers if they were to collect together the kith, kin, and allies of their houses, arrayed in effeir of war, as was the ancient custom of Scotland on these occasions — ‘And, without dubitation,’ he concluded with a sigh,

    Waverley

  • Then I saw that this was no knight, but the Maid herself, boden in effeir of war,

    A Monk of Fife

  • I am of opinion, and so I believe will Mr. Crossmyloof and the Privy Council, that this rising in effeir of war, to take away the life of a reprieved man, will prove little better than perduellion. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Sure it is time enough for decent burgesses to arm at the tolling of the common bell, which calls us out bodin in effeir of war.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Council, that this rising in effeir of war, to take away the life of a reprieved man, will prove little better than perduellion.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • But his pride found some consolation in reflecting that, he and his son-in-law having been so lately in arms against government, it might give matter of reasonable fear and offence to the ruling powers if they were to collect together the kith, kin, and allies of their houses, arrayed in effeir of war, as was the ancient custom of Scotland on these occasions -- 'And, without dubitation,' he concluded with a sigh, 'many of those who would have rejoiced most freely upon these joyful espousals are either gone to a better place or are now exiles from their native land.'

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • I am of opinion, and so I believe will Mr. Crossmyloof and the Privy Council, that this rising in effeir of war, to take away the life of a reprieved man, will prove little better than perduellion. "

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • Sure it is time enough for decent burgesses to arm at the tolling of the common bell, which calls us out bodin in effeir of war. "

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

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