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affreight

[uh-freyt] /əˈfreɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < French affréter (respelling by influence of freight), equivalent to a- a-5 (< Latin ad- ad-) + fréter to hire a ship, derivative of fret freight, Old French < Middle Dutch
Related forms
affreighter, noun
affreightment, noun
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