[ uh-fran-chahyz ]
/ əˈfræn tʃaɪz /
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verb (used with object), af·fran·chised, af·fran·chis·ing.
to free from a state of dependence, servitude, or obligation.
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Origin of affranchise
OTHER WORDS FROM affranchiseaf·fran·chise·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for affranchise
/ (əˈfræntʃaɪz) /
(tr) to release from servitude or an obligation
Derived forms of affranchiseaffranchisement, noun
Word Origin for affranchise
C15: from Old French afranchiss-, a stem of afranchir, from franchir to free; see frank
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