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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Defray \De*fray"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defrayed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Defraying.] [F. d['e]frayer; pref. d['e]- (L. de or
dis-) + frais expense, fr. LL. fredum, fridum, expense, fine
by which an offender obtained peace from his sovereign, or
more likely, atoned for an offense against the public peace,
fr. OHG. fridu peace, G. friede. See Affray.]
1. To pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide
for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc.
For the discharge of his expenses, and defraying his
cost, he allowed him . . . four times as much.
2. To avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to
defray wrath. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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