af·​feer | \ ə-ˈfir \

Definition of affeer

1 law : to fix the amount of (an amercement) : assess
2 obsolete : confirm, assure the title is affeered— Shakespeare

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First Known Use of affeer

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Affeer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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