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franklin

noun frank·lin \ˈfraŋ-klən\

Definition of FRANKLIN

:  a medieval English landowner of free but not noble birth
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Origin of FRANKLIN

Middle English frankeleyn, from Anglo-French franclein, from franc
First Known Use: 14th century

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biographical name Frank·lin \ˈfraŋ-klən\

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Franklin

geographical name Frank·lin \ˈfraŋ-klən\

Definition of FRANKLIN

1
city E cen Massachusetts pop 31,635
2
town cen Tennessee S of Nashville pop 62,487
3
city SE Wisconsin, a SSW suburb of Milwaukee pop 35,451
4
former district Canada in N Northwest Territories including Arctic islands & Boothia & Melville peninsulas; area now divided between Nunavut & Northwest Territories

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