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Affy (verb active)

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To Affy'. v.a. [affier, Fr. affidare mulierem, Bracton.] To betroth in order to marriage.

            Wedded be thou to the hags of hell,
For daring to affy a mighty lord
Unto the daughter of a worthless king.
Shakesp. Henry VI.

Sources: Bracton, Henry de (2) · Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 2 (49)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Affy (verb active)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 6, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21256.


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