transitive verb af·feer \ə-ˈfir\

Definition of affeer


  1. 1 law :  to fix the amount of (an amercement) :  assess

  2. 2 obsolete :  confirm, assure the title is affeered — Shakespeare

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Origin and Etymology of affeer

Middle English afferen, affuren, from Middle French affeurer, afforer, from a- (from Latin ad-) + feur, fuer market price, tax, from Medieval Latin forum market price, from Latin, market place — more at forum

First Known Use: 13th century

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to criticize severely

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