Affa'ir. n.s. [affaire, Fr.] Business; something to be managed or transacted. It is used for both private and publick matters.
I was not born for courts or great affairs;
I pay my debts, believe, and say my prayers. Pope.
A good acquaintance with method will greatly assist every one in ranging, disposing, and managing all human affairs. Watts's Logick.
What St. John's skill in state affairs,
What Ormond's valour, Oxford's cares,
To aid their sinking country lent,
Was all destroy'd by one event. Swift.