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FREIGHT (pronounced like " weight "; ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 94 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FREIGHT (pronounced like " weight "; derived from the Dutch vracht or vrecht, in Fr. fret, the Eng. " fraught " being the same word, and formerly used for the same thing, but now only as an adjective= " laden "), the lading or cargo of a ship, and the hire paid for their transport (see AFFREIGHTMENT); from the original sense of water-transport of goods the word has also come to be used for land-transit (particularly in America, by railroad), and by analogy for any load or burden.
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