1) A common abbreviated form of abide, in the sense of ‘to obey’ or ‘be submissive to’.

1549 I will that my said 5 sonnes shall be bounden to these 4 men ... to byde their order and eynde of ... my sayd landes, Grinton

1577 and my twoe chyldreng ... shall byde suche reasonable order as ... my brother shall thinke most best, Grinton.

places Grinton
dates 1549 1577

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