verb (used with object)
to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier.
Origin of affreight
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Charter-party, chrt′ėr-pr′ti, n. the common written form in which the contract of affreightment is expressed—viz.
a contract hiring a ship to carry goods
Word Origin for affreightment
C19: from French affréter to charter a ship, from fret freight
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