transitive verb
af·​fran·​chise | \ a-ˈfran-ˌchīz, ə- \

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affranchisement \ a-​ˈfran-​ˌchīz-​mənt , ə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of affranchise

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affranchise

modification (influenced by -ise) of Middle French afranchiss-, stem of afranchir, from a- (from Latin ad-) + franchir to free

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“Affranchise.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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