1. The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or constructional part of anything; as, the framework
A staunch and solid piece of framework.Milton.
2. Work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom.
1. The act, process, or style of putting together a frame, or of constructing anything; a frame; that which
2. (Arch. & Engin.) A framework, or a sy of frames.
Framing chisel (Carp.), a heavy chisel with a socket shank for making mortises.
(Fram"pel Fram"poid) , a. [Also written frampul, frampled, framfold.] [Cf. W. fframfol passionate,
ffrom angry, fretting; or perh. akin to E. frump.] Peevish; cross; vexatious; quarrelsome. [Obs.] Shak.
Is Pompey grown so malapert, so frampel?Beau. & Fl.
(Franc) n. [F., fr. franc a Franc. See Frank, a.] A silver coin of France, and since 1795 the
unit of the French monetary system. It has been adopted by Belgium and Swizerland. It is equivalent to
about nineteen cents, or ten pence, and is divided into 100 centimes.
(Fran"chise) n. [F., fr. franc, fem. franche, free. See Frank, a.]
1. Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. (LAw) A particular privilege conferred by grant from a sovereign or a government, and vested in
individuals; an immunity or exemption from ordinary jurisdiction; a constitutional or statutory right or privilege,
esp. the right to vote.
Election by universal suffrage, as modified by the Constitution, is the one crowning franchise of the
American people.W. H. Seward.
3. The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an
asylum or sanctuary.
Churches and mobasteries in Spain are franchises for criminals.London Encyc.
4. Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility. "Franchise in woman." [Obs.] Chaucer.
Elective franchise, the privilege or right of voting in an election of public officers.
(Fran"chise), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Franchised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Franchising.] [Cf. OF. franchir
to free, F., to cross.] To make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to. Shak.
(Fran"chise*ment) n. [Cf. OF. franchissement.] Release; deliverance; freedom. Spenser.
(Fran"cic) a. [See Frank, a.] Pertaining to the Franks, or their language; Frankish.
(Fran*cis"can) a. [LL. Franciscus Francis: cf. F. franciscain.] (R. C. Ch.) Belonging to the
Order of St. Francis of the Franciscans.
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