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lawing

[ law-ing ]
/ ˈlɔ ɪŋ /
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noun Scot.

a bill, especially for food or drink in a tavern.

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Origin of lawing

1525–35; obsolete Scots law bill, Middle English (dial.) lagh<Old Norse lag price, tax, proper place (cf. law1) + -ing1
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