[Ads-l] "scruple, v." -- where does this fit?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jun 4 01:29:11 UTC 2016

To what sense, if any, of 'scruple, v." does the following fit?  It seems to be specific to financial transactions.

"The £5 bill I Scrupled in my former was received by Bennet But if its Scrupled I must take it again, it has not een Scrupled yet that I hear."

(I assume that the £5 bill referred to  is a private bill of exchange, the evidence of £5 owned by some original debtor to some creditor.)


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