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defraying


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defray  \De*fray"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Defrayed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Defraying}.]  [F.  d['e]frayer;  pref.  d['e]-  (L.  de  or 
  dis-)  +  frais  expense,  fr  LL  fredum,  fridum  expense,  fine 
  by  which  an  offender  obtained  peace  from  his  sovereign,  or 
  more  likely,  atoned  for  an  offense  against  the  public  peace, 
  fr  OHG.  fridu  peace,  G.  friede.  See  {Affray}.] 
  1.  To  pay  or  discharge;  to  serve  in  payment  of  to  provide 
  for  as  a  charge,  debt,  expenses,  costs,  etc 
 
  For  the  discharge  of  his  expenses,  and  defraying  his 
  cost,  he  allowed  him  .  .  .  four  times  as  much 
  --Usher. 
 
  2.  To  avert  or  appease,  as  by  paying  off  to  satisfy;  as  to 
  defray  wrath.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 




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