The definition of an affray is a loud disagreement or fight in a public place.(noun)
An example of an affray is a loud argument between a couple in a restaurant.
See affray in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME affrai, an attack, alarm < OFr esfrei < esfrëer, to frighten < ML *exfridare < L ex, out of + Gmc base frith-, peace
Origin: ME affraien < OFr esfraer
See affray in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French effrei, esfrei
Origin: , from esfraier, esfreer, to disturb; see prī- in Indo-European roots.
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