affreightment

noun
af·​freight·​ment | \ a-ˈfrāt-mənt, ə- \
plural -s

Definition of affreightment

: a mercantile lease of a vessel under which it remains in charge of the owners also : the act of hiring a vessel under such a lease — compare charter sense 5

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First Known Use of affreightment

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affreightment

modification of French affrètement, from affréter + -ment

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“Affreightment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affreightment. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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