recreantise (s.xii2/4)

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recreantise (s.xii2/4)

[gdw]

[ FEW: 2/ii,1305a credere; Gdf: 6,692c recreantise; GdfC: ; TL: 8,496 recrëandise; DEAF:  croire (recreandise); DMF:  récréandise; TLF: ; OED:  recreandise n.; MED:  recreaundise n.; DMLBS: 2686c recreantisa ]
recreandise,  recreauntise  

s.

1cowardice, faint-heartedness
( c.1230?; MS: s.xiiim )  ma proeise e ma franchise Turnera a recreantise  581
2recreancy, defeat, capitulation
( c.1378; MS: s.xivex )  son saint angre [...] Qui le dragon malvois et viel Venquist tanq’au recreandise  3742
( c.1378; MS: s.xivex )  s’ils en vuillont la reprise Et les tourmens sauf eschaper, Par grant devocioun enprise Priere sanz recreandise Leur falt toutdis continuer  10295
lawrecreancy, acknowledgement of defeat (and payment of any fine) in a trial by battle
( c.1275 )  si le demandaunt seit vencu il dorra .xl. souz pur sa recreauntise  115
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  [...] einz soleint tieux vencuz [...] rendre as cumbatanz vencanz .lx. =shillings en nom de recreantise  110
dire la recreantise
1to admit defeat, capitulate
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Vassal, vus estes asené [...] De ceste place nen istrez pas, Si dirrez la recreantise  9793
estre en recreantise
1 to be defeated, powerless
( MS: s.xii2/4 )  Dist Bramimunde =wife of Marsile, the Saracen king: ‘Or oi mult grant folie. Cist nostre deu sunt en recreantise’  2715
recreance  recreandie  recreanment  recreant#1  recreire  recreue#1 
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