Definition of Affray

1. Noun. Noisy quarrel.

Exact synonyms: Altercation, Fracas
Generic synonyms: Dustup, Quarrel, Row, Run-in, Words, Wrangle
Specialized synonyms: Batrachomyomachia



2. Noun. A noisy fight.
Exact synonyms: Disturbance, Fray, Ruffle
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap

Definition of Affray

1. v. t. To startle from quiet; to alarm.

2. n. The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack.

Definition of Affray

1. Noun. The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack. ¹

2. Noun. A tumultuous assault or quarrel. ¹

3. Noun. The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others. ¹

4. Verb. To startle from quiet; to alarm. ¹

5. Verb. To frighten; to scare; to frighten away. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Affray

1. to frighten [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: frighten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Affray

afformatives
afforred
afforring
affors
affowrd
affranchise
affranchised
affranchises
affranchising
affranchize
affranchizes
affrap
affrapped
affraps
affray (current term)
affrayed
affrayer
affrayers
affraying
affrayment
affrayments
affrays
affreight
affreighted
affreighter
affreighters
affreighting
affreightment
affreightments

Literary usage of Affray

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1. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"affray 153. An affray is the fighting of two or more persons in a public place, to the terror of the people, and is a misdemeanor.2 * An affray differs from ..."

2. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1895)
"An affray is the fighting together of two or more persons, ... The indictment for an affray need only follow the language of the statute defining a crime. ..."

3. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"affray 153. An affray is the fighting of two or more persons in a public place, ... An affray differs from a riot in that there must be premeditation and at ..."

4. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1921)
"There were four or five did not know; saw the defend- clubs when the affray com- engaged in the affray whom I men with Cassidy, and two or ants on the ..."

5. A Digest of the Law of Evidence in Criminal Cases by Henry Roscoe, Thomas Colpitts Granger, George Sharswood (1852)
"[ * ] •affray. An affray is the fighting of two or more persons in some public place, to the ter of the king's subjects; for if the fighting be in private, ..."

6. A Manual of Elementary Law: Being a Summary of the Well-settled Elementary by William Pinckney Fishback (1896)
"affray.—An affray is the fighting together of two or more persons, ... Prize fighting as it is now practiced is not an affray, but it is made a misdemeanor ..."

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