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to free from a state of dependence, servitude, or obligation.
(transitive) to release from servitude or an obligation


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  • Affray

    a public fight; a noisy quarrel; brawl. Law. the fighting of two or more persons in a public place. Archaic. to frighten. Historical Examples I remember that the valiant Marino Contarino died in this affray; and, with immortal example, the four brothers Cornaro; alas! Isabella Orsini Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi This was by no means a […]

  • Affrayer

    a person who engages in an ; brawler.

  • Affreight

    to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier.

  • Affreightment

    to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier. Historical Examples Charter-party, chrt′ėr-pr′ti, n. the common written form in which the contract of affreightment is expressed—viz. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun a contract hiring a ship to carry goods

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