[fran-sis] /ˈfræn sɪs/

a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “Frenchman.”.
[fran-sahyz] /ˈfræn saɪz/
verb (used with object), francized, francizing. Canadian.
to force to adopt French customs and the French language.
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)
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)
(Canadian) to make or become French-speaking

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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