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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 34 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANKLIN, a word derived from the Late Lat. francus, free, and meaning primarily a freeman. Subsequently it was usedin England to denote a land-holder who was of free but not of noble birth. Some of the older English writers occasionally use it to mean a liberal host. The Latin form of the word is franchilanus.
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