AFFRANCHISEMENT

Etymology

Noun

affranchisement

The act of freeing; enfranchisement.

Source: Wiktionary


Af*fran"chise*ment, n. Etym: [Cf. F. affranchissement.]

Definition: The act of making free; enfranchisement. [R.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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INGENIOUSLY

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The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch “koffie,” borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” borrowed in turn from the Arabic “qahwah.” The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine.

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