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

Definition of affranchise



\a-ˈfran-ˌchīz-mənt, ə-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of affranchise

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

First Known Use: 15th century

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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