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rechtaide adj io,iā. legal; pertaining (or according) to the law ; in
Wb. and PH in restricted sense of the Mosaic Law. dígal
rectide forru, gl. per legem iudicabuntur, Wb. 1d3 . fírinne
rectide, gl. iustitiam quae in lege est, 24a1 . tri hiris . . . ní tri
5gnímu rechtidi, 2b24 . crich do dul for in forbunn rechtaide la
tuidecht soscela, PH 3450 . isna edpartaib rechtaidib, 5322 .
In wider sense lawful: ro tharclamsat Lagin a chis rectaide
dó, LL 160a17 . ? dognithea airig doib comdar reachtaidi uile
( =so that they all attained legal status, of serfs), BDD 8 .

10 rechtaigid v g. legislates: réchtaigim, gl. lēgo (< lēgare), Sg.
60b16 .

rechtaire n io,m. (a) a steward, bailiff, administrator : in early
Irish heroic lit. generally the major-domo of a king or chief
who directed his household and whose duties somet. included
15collecting food-dues or tributes; also used of deputies or
governors appointed by a ruler over a city or province.
rechtaire .i. rector a rege , Corm. Y 1078 = .i. rechtorairge,
Corm. p. 38 . regerent[ur] .i. rechtire forru, Thes. i 497.20
( Ardm. 179a1 , of Blastus, chamberlain of Herod, Acts xii 20 ).
20 rectire ind ríg, gl. praepositus regis, Wb. 17d13 (a prima manu).
rechtaire, gl. villicus, Sg. 156b1 . ond rechtairiu, gl. villico,
Pcr. 65a3 . rechtaire teglaig Conaire . . . fer conic suide ┐ lige
┐ bíad do chách, BDD 86 ( LU 7184 ). coica rectaire randa
lasin flaith, LL 28b38 , cf. rechtairi ┐ banrechtairi ic roind ┐ ic
25dáil dóib (of household of Tara), Ériu iv 124 § 2 . is é ropo
primrechtaire fer ṅHerend, LL 165b28 (of Lindgadan, called
`rannaire Osraige', Met. Dinds. iv 218.7 ) = is hé ba rondaire
┐ ba sluagh-rechtaire fer nErenn, Dinds. 119 ( RC xvi 71.28 ).
luid rechtaire ríg Bretan do chuinchid chísa grotha (= pro-
30curator regis), Lat. Lives 49.7 . Margg . . . rechtaire ríg Fomóre
. . . dolluid dochum ṅHerend do thobuch a chísa, LL 160a14 .
maoir no rechtuire in rí, Laws ii 94.4 Comm. ro ráidh D. fri
a rechtairiu ┐ fri hoes tobaig a chana, MR 16.3 ( FDG 110 ).
do ordaich . . . maeru ┐ reachtairedu in cach tir ┐ in cach
35thuaith (of a Danish conqueror), Cog. 48.12 . batar rechtairea
rig Roman . . . for indsip fuinid, Death-tales 12 § 1 = reacht-
uireadha righ an domuin, 14 § 2 (appar. procurators appointed
by the Roman emperor). Of officials employed to collect
certain imposts or fines: rechtaire Cāna Adomnān, Cáin Ad.
40 § 48 . do rechtairib na cána (i.e. the Cáin Domnaig), Ériu ii
208 § 29 .
In monasteries the prior (dispensator, economus) was somet.
called in Irish rechtaire: rechtaire na mBocht, FM ii 904.4
(i.e. of the Community of Maol Ciaráin Mac Con na mBocht;
45the translator of the Annals of Clonmacnois a. 1069 alludes to
the same person as `the steward of that family').
(b) a judge? reachtaire .i. rí no breitheamh, O'Cl. (perh. an
inference from particular exx.).
(c) in late lang. somet. a herd or dairy-farmer : tug x mba
50fithchead ┐ tarbh ┐ dís rachtaireada ┐ dís bhainrachtaireadha
leis, ITS xvi 116 z . Cf. reachtaire `a dairy-man . . . a small
farmer who rents a number of milch-cows
', Dinneen; and:
rechtaire .i. rechtorairge, Corm. p. 38 (= rector airge if not
a mistake for r. ¤ a rege Corm. Y 1078 ?).

55 rechtairecht n ā,f. the office or function of a `rechtaire'? ind
acraidecht .i. ind rechtairecht ind fuillema [fuiilema, MS.],
gl. usurae exactio, Ml. 36a25 (`the judicial exaction of the
interest
', Thes.).

rechtardacht n ā,f. legal knowledge, jurisprudence : saoi recht-
60ardhachta, TFrag. 214.8 .

rechtas n m. (a) authority, administration : ní ḟuil rechtas ríg
foraib, Met. Dinds. i 44.71 . darad in ferann tair doib ┐
rechtus na Temrach, YBL 181a38 . don tṡiol is saire rechtcus
(: cennchas), Quiggin, Prolegomena 50.14 . ? rechtus ro gab-
65sum ┐ lanrige la Cobhthach, Rawl. 131a41 (of Labraid
Loingsech) = fechtas, ZCP iii 7.6 .
(b) stewardship : reachtas nó stíobhardacht, TSh. 7104 , 9982 .

rechtge n iā,f. also rechtga, the framing of laws; the administra-
tion of law and justice, exercise of the function of government :
70 [conro]ibtis oc denum rechtche la rigaib, gl. volentes esse legis
doctores, Wb. 28a1 . dia mbē ri [isnaib tuathaib] is rechtge sōn
amail is maith lais, Corm. Y 144 (i.e. the king has supreme
authority). rechtge la flaith government in the hands of the prince
(necessary to the people's welfare), Tec. Corm. § 3.13 . ba holc
75leo . . . Temair a bith cen rechtgi ríg furri, SC 21 ( LU 3440 ).
ataat ceitheorai rechtgi gellus rig for a tuathai. Rechtgai
fenechais cétamus; is tuatha dodeguiset, is righ no dedluthai.
Na teora rechtgai eile, is rí dodenimmairgg: rechtga iar cath
do madmmaim [sic leg.] furru . . . rechtga iar ndunebai ┐
80rechtga rig, amail rongab rechtga righ Caisil la Mumain. Ar
ataat teorai rechtgai ata córai do righ do giull for a tuatha:
rechtgai do indarbbu echtarciniul . . . ┐ rechtgai fri tuar
toraid ┐ rechtt crettme adannai amail ronngab recht Ad-
hamnain, Laws iv 334.1 fg . = Críth Gablach 514 - 524 where
85`rechtge' is defined as ordinance, special law : see also p. 104
for discussion; the four kinds of r. ¤ mentioned first are
apparently the administration of the `fénechas' or common
Irish law which is in the first place adopted by the people,
government after a national defeat, after a plague and over
subordinate kings; further the king has authority in uniting
5his people to expel foreign invaders, to promote agricultural
produce, and in carrying out a religious edict like Cáin
Adamnáin. denaid rechtge chóir (Ith's advice to the Tuathan
kings), LL 12a20 = reaichtghe, Leb. Gab. i 244.19 . bid
dluithi rechtge do dliged `let the law of thy rule be consoli-
10dated
', Ériu viii 173.17 . ni fil rechtgi lib, ar ni chumgaid olc
nā maith do gním, Alex. 988 . im chorus a mbescna ┐ a
rechtgai, about the fitness of their customs and their laws , LU
9743 . Rule, reign : fuilcech . . . fand tosach a rechta [rechtgi
v.l.], ZCP iv 453 z .
15Transf. of natural phenomena: Loch Rudraige ruad cen
rechtga (i.e. turbulent, stormy), LL 5b31 , cf. Leb. Gab. i 66.2 .