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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frank  \Frank\,  a.  [Compar  {Franker};  superl.  {Frankest}.]  [F. 
  franc  free  frank,  L.  Francus  a  Frank,  fr  OHG.  Franko  the 
  name  of  a  Germanic  people  on  the  Rhine,  who  afterward  founded 
  the  French  monarchy;  cf  AS  franca  javelin,  Icel.  frakka 
  Cf  {Franc},  {French},  a.,  {Franchise},  n.] 
  1.  Unbounded  by  restrictions,  limitations,  etc.;  free  [R.] 
  ``It  is  of  frank  gift.''  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Free  in  uttering  one's  real  sentiments;  not  reserved; 
  using  no  disguise;  candid;  ingenuous;  as  a  frank  nature, 
  conversation,  manner,  etc 
 
  3.  Liberal;  generous;  profuse.  [Obs.] 
 
  Frank  of  civilities  that  cost  them  nothing. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  4.  Unrestrained;  loose;  licentious;  --  used  in  a  bad  sense 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  Ingenuous;  candid;  artless;  plain;  open  unreserved; 
  undisguised;  sincere.  See  {Candid},  {Ingenuous}. 




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