from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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- noun historical A
contract, usually militaryand between Scottish clans, in which a weaker man or clan pledgedto serve, in return for protection, a stronger lordor clan.
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Edinburght, whare the one, to witt Caldar youngar, remaned whill his band of manrent to the Cardinall was the meanes of his deliverance, and the other, to witt Ormestoun, fread him self by leapping of the wall of the Castell, betuix ten houris and allevin befoir none; and so breakin ward,  he eschaped preassone, which he injustlye sufferred.
Scotland had ether gevin unto him thare bandis of manrent, or ellis war in confideracye, and promessed amitie with him.
And how sone that ever thei war within the toune, thei war apprehended, and upoun the morne send all three to the Black Nesse, whare thei remaned so long as that it pleased the Cardinallis graceless Grace, and that was till that the band of manrent and of service, sett some of thame at libertie.
And upoun eyther the preservatioun  of this our brother, or upoun his delyverie agane to our handis, we being reassonable advertissed to receave him, that we, in the name and behalf of our freindis, shall deliver to your Lordschip, or to any sufficient man, that shall deliver to us agane this servand of God, our band of manrent in manor foirsaid. "