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    • One of a class of paupers or pensioners,…
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bluegown definition

  • noun:
    • One of a class of paupers or pensioners, or licensed beggars, in Scotland, to whim annually regarding the master's birthday celebration were distributed specific alms, including a blue gown; a beadsman.
    • among a former order of paupers in Scotland, also known as the king's beadsmen, to whom the master yearly distributed specific alms on condition of these praying for their welfare.
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