frank frank (fr[a^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {franked} (fr[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {franking}.] 1. To send by public conveyance free of expense. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

2. To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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