from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun In Scotland, a jurisdiction over a certain extent of territory, very similar to that of a regality; also, the territory over which this jurisdiction extends.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare An overseer or superintendent.
- noun rare The office of a steward; stewardship.
- noun In Scotland, the jurisdiction of a steward; also, the lands under such jurisdiction.
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- noun An
- noun The role or office of a
- noun Scotland The
jurisdictionof a steward, or the landsunder such jurisdiction.
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Scots — neither county nor stewartry, as we say — they are dispersed like so much quicksilver.
His father George Duncan, was minister of Lochrutton in the stewartry of Kircudbright, and the subject of this memoir was born in the manse of that parish, on the 8th October 1774.
Harley, a lady of good connexions and of elegant personal accomplishments, and with the view of acquiring a more decided independence in his new condition, took in lease the farm of Culfaud, in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright.
Samuel Brown, minister of Kirkmabreck, in the stewartry of
After a probation of three years, he was ordained to the ministerial charge of Urr, a country parish in the stewartry.
JAMES MUIRHEAD. D.D. James Muirhead was born in 1742, in the parish of Buittle, and stewartry of Kirkcudbright.
John Kennedy's parents were respectable peasants, possessed of a little bit of ground at Knocknalling, in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, on which they contrived to live, and that was all.
John Kennedy's parents were respectable peasants, possessed of a little bit of ground at Knocknalling, in the stewartry of
I have received the following anecdote from a friend, on whose veracity I can depend: -- In the year 1816, a greyhound bitch in pup was sent from the neighbourhood of Edinburgh by a carrier, _viâ_ Dumfries, to the neighbourhood of Castle Douglas, in the stewartry of
-- Lord help ye! they are a kind of amphibious deevils, neither land nor water beasts neither English nor Scots -- neither county nor stewartry, as we say -- they are dispersed like so much quicksilver.