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  • v. (law) To assess or reduce an arbitrary penalty or amercement to a precise sum; to fix the market value of.
  • v. To confirm; to assure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To confirm; to assure.
  • transitive v. To assess or reduce, as an arbitrary penalty or amercement, to a certain and reasonable sum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In law, to assess or settle, as an amercement or arbitrary fine.
  • To confirm: as, “the title is affeer'd,”
  • Also spelled affere.

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