gaintaking

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Etymology[edit]

From gain- +‎ taking.

Noun[edit]

gaintaking (plural gaintakings)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A taking back again; recovery.
    • 1538, Jameson, Aberd. B. Rec. XVI.:
      Deforcing of the officiare in execution of his office in the gane taking of ane caldrown poundit be the said officiare; [...]