Definition of affranchise
: enfranchise 1
affranchisement\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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