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lendings (2 a 16th-17th cent. use; ‘Succors or lendings which they giue souldiers where there is no paie, and when the paie comes they take it off,’ Minsheu, 1599)
1. non-essential appurtenances Lr. III. iv. 112.
2. money advance to soldiers when the regular pay cannot be given R2 I. i. 89.
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