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Cupar, or Cupar-Fife, a town of Fife, capital of the shire on the Eden, and an ancient royal borough, returning a member to Parliament in conjunction with five other towns. It is 12-3/4 miles S. of Dundee, and 30 N.N.E. of Edinburgh. It was formerly the seat of the courts of justice for Fife. On the summit of School Hill once stood the castle of the Macduffs, Earls of Fife, and here religious representations were at a later date given, entitled "Mysteries or Moralities." The town stands 100 feet above the sea-level, and contains several fine buildings, while the country round is well-wooded. It has a considerable trade, and is rich in old associations.