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affray

División en sílabas: af·fray
Pronunciación: /əˈfrā
 
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Definición de affray en inglés:

sustantivo

Law , dated
An instance of fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace: Lowe was charged with causing an affray a person guilty of affray
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • At a hearing earlier this month, the accused pleaded guilty to causing an affray during a fight in a pub in April.
  • His criminal record also includes armed robbery, affray, assault, theft and public order offences.
  • The plaintiff was the widow of a man killed in a criminal affray.

Origen

Middle English (in the general sense 'disturbance, fray'): from Anglo-Norman French afrayer 'disturb, startle', based on an element of Germanic origin related to Old English frithu 'peace, safety' (compare with German Friede 'peace').

More
  • Although an affray is now a disturbance of the peace caused by fighting in a public place, its first meaning was ‘alarm, fright or terror’ or ‘frighten’. Its root is the old Norman French word afrayer, which also gives us afraid (Middle English).

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