Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||rēal adj.(2) Also real(le, rial.|
|Etymology||OF rëel, rëal.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- a1400(?a1325) Bonav.Medit.(1) (Hrl 1701)33-4 : Þys soper was real, as þou mayst here; Foure real þynges cryst made þere..Þe fyrst ys a bodly fedyng; Þe secunde ys hys dycyples fete wasshyng; Þe þred, yn brede hym self takyng; Þe fourþe, a sermoun of feyre makyng.
- ?a1425 *Chauliac(1) (NY 12)21a/b : Þe discrepacioun or discordance is only verbale, i. in worde, & noʒt reale [L realis], i. in dede.
- (1440) Capgr.St.Norb.(Hnt HM 55)30 : In þis story..I wil procede Of þis same seynt to telle þe lyf real, Both of his diete and eke of his wede.
- (1444) RParl.5.112a : It please the Kyng..yat yef any person..in any action ryall or personell..plede eny forein Plee..that suche issue in suche forein Plee be tried where the Writte is brought.
- (1448) Shillingford139 : Alle Chartors late made and graunted to the seide Bysshop..by the kinge..of any action real, personall, and myxte, apon any person..shall be atte the sute of the seide Bysshop.
- c1460 Oseney Reg.145/21 : With the consent..of lorde William..was i-maade A Reall composicion bytwene vs and the person þere..that þe saide person..have owre porcion þere.
- (1467-8) RParl.5.578b : Unto the tyme that oure seid Brother have and possede..Lands, Tenementez, and other Possessions within Englond, in demeane and reall possession.
- (1470) Bill Basset in SEPKlaeber378 : William Basset has relesed..all his ryght..off and yn all þe londes and tenementes..yn the Counte of Stafford, as all manere accyons, reals and personels, þat he att any tyme has had, has, ore here-afterschall mowe to have ayen the sayd Thomas meverell.
- a1475 Godstow Reg.(Rwl B.408)304/4 : He..relesed to them and pardoned all accions reals and personels of eny maner cause.
- a1475 Godstow Reg.(Rwl B.408)577/6 : That this composicion shold abide riall and perpetuall, they put-to theire seales.
- a1475 Godstow Reg.(Rwl B.408)579/26 : The bisshop decreid his ordeynyng and prouision to be a riall composicion to the parties.
- c1475(1459) Pros.Yorkists in EHR 26 (Roy 17.D.15)518 : Alle controversies and debates civile or criminalle, realle or personale, ben decided by the kynges lawes.