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Francis

[fran-sis] /ˈfræn sɪs/
noun
1.
a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “Frenchman.”.

francize

[fran-sahyz] /ˈfræn saɪz/
verb (used with object), francized, francizing. Canadian.
1.
to force to adopt French customs and the French language.
Also, especially British, francise.
Origin of francize
Related forms
francization, noun
francizer, noun
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Francis

/ˈfrɑːnsɪs/
noun
1.
Dick, full name Richard Stanley Francis. 1920–2010, British thriller writer, formerly a champion jockey. His books include Dead Cert (1962), The Edge (1988), and Come to Grief (1995)
2.
Sir Philip. 1740–1818, British politician; probable author of the Letters of Junius (1769–72). He played an important part in the impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788–95)

francize

/ˈfrænsaɪz/
verb
1.
(Canadian) to make or become French-speaking
Derived Forms
francization, francisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for francises

Francis

masc. proper name, from French François, from Old French Franceis, from Late Latin Franciscus, literally "Frankish;" cognate with French and frank.

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