franking privilege
Frank Frank, n. [See {Frank}, a.] The privilege of sending letters or other mail matter, free of postage, or without charge; also, the sign, mark, or signature denoting that a letter or other mail matter is to go free of postage. Called also the {franking privilege}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

I have said so much, that, if I had not a frank, I must burn my letter and begin again. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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