verb (used with object), af·fran·chised, af·fran·chis·ing.
to free from a state of dependence, servitude, or obligation.
Origin of affranchise
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Related Words for affranchiseloosen, liberate, unbind, loose, deliver, enfranchise, disencumber, release, discharge, manumit, affranchise, unchain, disenthral, unfetter, unshackle
(tr) to release from servitude or an obligation
Word Origin for affranchise
C15: from Old French afranchiss-, a stem of afranchir, from franchir to free; see frank
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