from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make free; enfranchise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make free; to enfranchise.

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  • verb To free from obligation or service.

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  • verb grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude


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  • Dare, then, to affranchise thyself from the trammels of superstition, my self-conceited, pragmatic rival, who mistakes my rights; renounce those empty theories, which are usurpers of my privileges; return under the dominion of my laws, which, however severe, are mild in comparison with those of bigotry.

    The System of Nature, Volume 2

  • Find the objects no longer needed, release the memory the objects occupied, and affranchise memory occupied by unmanaged resources.


  • n. - divine breath; inspiration. afflation, n. act of breathing upon; inspiration. affranchise v. - liberate from servitude, debt etc.



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