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Definition of Amissing
1. wanting [adj]
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Literary usage of Amissing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, James Ivory (1828)
"... and shall not call for, or make use of help in the birth, is to be reputed the murderer, if the child be found dead or amissing *. ..."
2. Decisions of the Court of Session: From the Year 1733 to the Year 1754 by Scotland Court of Session, Patrick Grant Elchies (1813)
"... that it is competent; but then we thought these warrants being now lost and amissing not sufficient;—and therefore adhered, but with the addition, ..."
3. The Scots Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland and by John Condie Steewart Sandeman (1905)
"Circumstance! in which, when a process had been transmitted to the clerk to unextracted processes, and had gone amissing, and a minute of wakening was ..."
4. Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition: Argyllshire Series. V. 1-5 by Archibald Campbell (1895)
"The king, or overseer, commencing the game says, " The parson's mare has gone amissing, And it is a great shame that it should be so ; Try who stole her. ..."
5. A Digest of the Law of Scotland: With Special Reference to the Office and by Hugh Barclay, Scotland (1855)
"21, to conceal pregnancy, where the child was found dead or amissing, was made a capital offence. Frequent capital convictions were obtained under this ..."
6. A Practical View of the Statute Law of Scotland: From the Year MCCCCXXIV, to by James Watson, Esq James Watson (1828)
"... or amissing, fixed the guilt of murder on the mother of the child. But this statute has been repealed by the act 49. of Geo. III. cap. ..."