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no object To be proper, fitting, or appropriate. In later use frequently in "as affeirs": as is appropriate; so as to suit. Frequently with to (also for).
Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman and Middle French aferir, afferir to appertain, to be appropriate, to be fitting from a- + ferir to strike.
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