Affy
Affy Af*fy", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affied}; p. pr. {Affying}.] [OF. afier, LL. affidare. Cf. {Affiance}.] 1. To confide (one's self to, or in); to trust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To betroth or espouse; to affiance. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To bind in faith. [Obs.] --Bp. Montagu. [1913 Webster]


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