Definitions

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  • n. exchange or barter, especially of lands

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  • n. Exchange; barter; -- used commonly of lands.

Etymologies

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Late Latin excambium. See excamb.

Examples

  • For some years it was left a roofless ruin, and a building designed for the parish church was afterwards erected within the nave, roofed over at the level of the triforium, and used as a place of worship till 1875, when a new church built in excambion by the Earl of Lothian was opened for worship, and the abbey ruin can now be viewed "clear of that incubus upon its lovely proportions."

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

  • Another interpretation, _Abhain na malairte_, "river of the excambion" has been suggested.] [Footnote 20: Achness -- _Ach-an-eas_ or the field of the waterfall, old

    Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time or, The Jarls and The Freskyns

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