adjective see defray

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  • defrayable — See defray. * * * …   Universalium

  • defrayable — adj. able to be paid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defrayable — defrayˈable adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑defray …   Useful english dictionary

  • defray — defrayable, adj. defrayer, n. /di fray /, v.t. to bear or pay all or part of (the costs, expenses, etc.): The grant helped defray the expenses of the trip. [1535 45; < MF défrayer, OF deffroier to pay costs, equiv. to de DIS 1 + frayer to bear… …   Universalium

  • defray — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French deffroyer, from des de + frayer to expend, from Old French, from frais, plural of fret, frait expenditure, literally, damage by breaking, from Latin fractum, neuter of fractus, past participle of frangere… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • defray — [dɪ freɪ] verb provide money to pay (a cost). Derivatives defrayable adjective defrayal noun defrayment noun Origin ME: from Fr. défrayer, from dé + obs. frai cost, expenses …   English new terms dictionary

  • defray — /dəˈfreɪ / (say duh fray) verb (t) to bear or pay (the costs, expenses, etc.). {French défrayer, Old French desfraier pay costs, from des dis 1 + frai cost, of Germanic origin} –defrayable, adjective –defrayer, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • defray — [dē frā′, difrā′] vt. [Fr défrayer < OFr defraier < de (L de), from, off + * frai (Fr frais, pl.), expense, cost, “damages,” prob. < L fractum, neut. pp. of frangere, to BREAK] to pay or furnish the money for (the cost or expenses)… …   English World dictionary

  • defray — provide money to pay (a cost or expense). Derivatives: defrayable adj. defrayal n. defrayment n. Etymology: F deacutefrayer (as DE , obs. frai(t) cost, f. med.L fredum, us fine for breach of the peace) …   Useful english dictionary

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