undefrayed

defray

[dih-frey]
verb (used with object)
to bear or pay all or part of (the costs, expenses, etc.): The grant helped defray the expenses of the trip.

Origin:
1535–45; < Middle French défrayer, Old French deffroier to pay costs, equivalent to de- dis-1 + frayer to bear the costs, derivative of frais, fres (plural) costs, probably < Latin frācta things broken (see fracture), hence, expense incurred from breakage

defrayable, adjective
defrayer, noun
predefray, verb (used with object)
undefrayed, adjective
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defray (dɪˈfreɪ)
 
vb
(tr) to furnish or provide money for (costs, expenses, etc); pay
 
[C16: from Old French deffroier to pay expenses, from de-dis-1 + frai expenditure, originally: cost incurred through breaking something, from Latin frangere to break]
 
de'frayable
 
adj
 
de'frayal
 
n
 
de'frayment
 
n
 
de'frayer
 
n

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defray
1540s, from M.Fr. defraier, from des- "out" + fraier "spend," from O.Fr. frais "costs, damages caused by breakage," from L. fractum, neuter pp. of frangere "to break" (see fraction). Alternative etymology traces second element to O.H.G. fridu "peace."
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