affranchise release from servitude or an obligation.
Etymology: OF afranchir (as ENFRANCHISE, with prefix A-(3))

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  • Affranchise — Af*fran chise, v. t. [F. affranchir; ? (L. ad) + franc free. See {Franchise} and {Frank}.] To make free; to enfranchise. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affranchise — index enfranchise, free, let (permit), liberate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • affranchise — [ə fran′chīz΄] vt. affranchised, affranchising [< extended stem of Fr affranchir < OFr afranchir < a, to + franchir: see FRANCHISE] to make free; enfranchise …   English World dictionary

  • affranchise — affranchisement, n. /euh fran chuyz/, v.t., affranchised, affranchising. to free from a state of dependence, servitude, or obligation. [1450 1500; late ME < MF afranchiss , long s. of afranchir, v. deriv., with a A 5, of franc free; see FRANK1] * …   Universalium

  • affranchise — verb To free from obligation or service. Eventually, the intention was that they should afranchise all the slaves …   Wiktionary

  • affranchise — af·fran·chise || É™ fræntʃaɪz v. enfranchise; liberate, emancipate, free …   English contemporary dictionary

  • affranchise — verb archaic release from servitude. Origin C15: from OFr. afranchiss , lengthened stem of afranchir, from a (from L. ad to, at ) + franc free …   English new terms dictionary

  • affranchise — af·fran·chise …   English syllables

  • affranchise — /əˈfræntʃaɪz/ (say uh franchuyz) verb (t) (affranchised, affranchising) to free from a state of dependence, servitude, or obligation. {French (by association with the noun franchise) affranchiss , stem of affranchir. See ad , frank} …  

  • affranchise —   v.t. liberate from servitude, debt etc …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • affranchise — /afraenchayz/ To liberate; to make free …   Black's law dictionary

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