- The definition of an affray is a loud disagreement or fight in a public place.
An example of an affray is a loud argument between a couple in a restaurant.
affray definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English affrai, an attack, alarm ; from Old French esfrei ; from esfrëer, to frighten ; from Midieval Latin an unverified form exfridare ; from Classical Latin ex, out of plush Germanic base frith-, peace
Origin: ME affraien < OFr esfraer
affray definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French effrei, esfrei, from esfraier, esfreer, to disturb; see prī- in Indo-European roots.
affray - Legal Definition