verb[with object] archaic
Release from servitude.
- The emperor Hadrian affranchised the city from aurum coronarium and recognized the right to take refuge in there.
- In the mid 19th century, after the peasantry had been affranchised, a model of Heinrichshof was built by the Duke on his fields.
- In this way we therefore pray you, gentlemen, to pass such a law which releases and affranchises the Land Company from paying the Stamp duties.
Words that rhyme with affranchiseenfranchise, franchise
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