affranchise

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Old French afranchir

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affranchise (third-person singular simple present affranchises, present participle affranchising, simple past and past participle affranchised)

  1. (transitive) To free from obligation, servitude or service.
    Eventually, the intention was that they should affranchise all the slaves.