Middle English Dictionary Entry

warshipe n.
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Note: Cp. warnes(se n.
(a) Vigilance, heedfulness, cautiousness; also, the conservative approach or course [last quot.]; ?also, a warning, cautioning [3rd quot.]; (b) the moral virtue of prudence, the faculty of discernment or discretion; ?also, wisdom [1st quot.]; ?a reputation for prudence [quot. c1275]; (c) person. a gatekeeper combining the qualities of vigilance and moral discernment; (d) ?instinctual impulse to self-protectiveness, innate shrewdness.