Middle English Dictionary Entry

adlen v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To earn (wages, a reward, etc.); to obtain (that which one has earned); -- also refl.; (b) to merit (spiritual blessings, heavenly bliss, etc.); to be deserving of (death, the tortures of hell), deserve (to suffer sth.); to earn the right (to do or see sth.); -- also refl.