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franklin

See also: Franklin

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English frankelein (freeholder), from Anglo-Norman fraunclein (a landowner of free, but not noble birth), from fraunc (free), from Frankish *Frank (freeman) + -lein (-ling), from Frankish *-linc (-ling), from Proto-Germanic *-lingaz. Cognate with Old High German Franko (Frank), Old High German -ling (-ling). More at frank, -ling.

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NounEdit

franklin (plural franklins)

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  1. (obsolete except historical) A freeholder, especially as belonging to a class of landowners in the 14th and 15th century ranking below the gentry.