affreightment

noun af·freight·ment \a-ˈfrāt-mənt, ə-\

Definition of affreightment

plural

-s

  1. :  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 5

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Origin and Etymology of affreightment

modification of French affrètement, from affréter + -ment


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