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noun. printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790).
Rhymes with Franklin
noun. ['ˈfræŋklɪn'] a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth.
- frankelein (Middle English (1100-1500))
- fraunclein (Anglo-Norman)