Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||abandǒun n. Also abaundon.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
Note: Cp. bandoun.
Control; under ~, under (one's) control; yeven (putten) in or to ~, put at (someone's) disposal.
- a1425(?a1400) RRose (Htrn 409)2342 : He that..for a kyssyng..Yaff hool his herte..He yeve his good in abandoun.
- a1450 Who þat liste loke (Stw 951)p.48 : If he holde hit sugit vnder his abandoun.
- a1500(?a1425) Lambeth SSecr.(Lamb 501)102/35 : & puttys his persone & his goodes to þi aboundon [read: abaundon] & plesaunce.