Definition of Affray. Meaning of Affray. Synonyms of Affray

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Definition of Affray

Affray
Affray Af*fray", n. [OE. afrai, affrai, OF. esfrei, F. effroi, fr. OF. esfreer. See Affray, v. t.] 1. The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack. [Obs.] 2. Alarm; terror; fright. [Obs.] --Spenser. 3. A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl; a fray. ``In the very midst of the affray.' --Motley. 4. (Law) The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others. --Blackstone. Note: A fighting in private is not, in a legal sense, an affray. Syn: Quarrel; brawl; scuffle; encounter; fight; contest; feud; tumult; disturbance.
Affray
Affray Af*fray", v. t. [p. p. Affrayed.] [OE. afraien, affraien, OF. effreer, esfreer, F. effrayer, orig. to disquiet, put out of peace, fr. L. ex + OHG. fridu peace (akin to E. free). Cf. Afraid, Fray, Frith inclosure.] [Archaic] 1. To startle from quiet; to alarm. Smale foules a great heap That had afrayed [affrayed] me out of my sleep. --Chaucer. 2. To frighten; to scare; to frighten away. That voice doth us affray. --Shak.

Meaning of Affray from wikipedia

- In many legal jurisdictions related to English common law, affray is a public order offence consisting of the fighting of one or more persons in a public...
- The Wairau Affray (called the Wairau M****acre in many older texts), on 17 June 1843, was the first serious clash of arms between Māori and the British...
- HMS Affray, a British Amphion-cl**** submarine, was the last Royal Navy submarine to be lost at sea, on 16 April 1951, with the loss of 75 lives. All vessels...
- United States Navy have been named Affray. USS Affray (AMc-112), a minesweeper in service 2 December 1941. USS Affray (MSO-511), a minesweeper commissioned...
- Desperate Poaching Affray (known in the United States as The Poachers) is a 1903 British chase film by Wales-based film producer William Haggar. Three...
- Carolina, after a quarrel with a security guard. He was charged with ****ault, affray, and public intoxication and disruption, having a 0.14 blood alcohol content...
- USS Affray (AM-511/MSO-511) was an Acme-cl**** minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the task of removing mines that had been placed in the water to...
- USS Affray (AMc-112) was an Acme-cl**** minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water...
- Aifric (Middle Irish Affraic) is an Irish language female given name. Affraic is attested as a name borne by women of Gaelic background, between the 8th...
- began between the Colonial government and Māori in 1843 with the Wairau Affray over land and disagreements over sovereignty. These conflicts, mainly in...
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