sercherie (s.xiiiin)

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sercherie (s.xiiiin)


[ FEW: *2/i,69a circare; Gdf: 2,19c cercherie; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  cerchier (cercherie); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  searchery n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1 law merch. tax search, examination of merchandise for the purpose of customs duties
( 1402 )  les sercheours en chescun port d'Engleterre soient chargez et jurez, q'ils ne lessent a ferme lour office de sercherie  iii 510
faire sercherie sur
1 to inquire upon, interrogate
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Que dirrez quant vus vendrunt sure Pur faire sur vus cercherie?  5935
serchance  serche#1  serchement  sercher#1  sercheresse  serchewache  serchour 
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