Defray Definition

dĭ-frā
defrays
verb
To pay or furnish the money for (the cost or expenses)
Webster's New World
To defray is defined as to offset the costs of something or bear the expense of something.
When donations from parents pay for school computers, this is an example of the donations defraying the cost of computers.
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Origin of Defray

  • French défrayer from Old French desfrayer des- de- frai expense (from Latin frāctum) (from) (neuter past participle of frangere to break bhreg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French desfrayer, French défrayer, from dé- + Old French fraier (“to spend”).

    From Wiktionary

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