As is well known, the expenses of the educational department are defrayed from the other half of the income of the fund.
The cost was defrayed by subscriptions from children of the parish.
The salaries of the lecturers were defrayed by the profits arising from the Royal Exchange, and were very liberal.
The expense of our journey was defrayed by the Emperor, and in a liberal manner.
The cost was defrayed by subscriptions from several noblemen and gentlemen formerly Eton scholars.
Thus the expenses of yesterday for housekeeping were defrayed.
Its cost, which amounted to £800, was defrayed by public subscription.
Now, the State had, for the most part, defrayed all these expenses.
These, as a matter of fact, were defrayed by the trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation.
The cost of this pinnacle was defrayed by Mr. Beresford Hope.
1540s, from Middle French defraier (15c.), from de- "out" (see de-) + fraier "spend," from Old French frais "costs, damages caused by breakage," from Latin fractum, neuter past participle of frangere "to break" (see fraction). Alternative etymology traces second element to Old High German fridu "peace," via Vulgar Latin *fredum "fine, cost."