Unbounded by restrictions, limitations, etc.; free.
Free in uttering one's real sentiments; not reserved; using no disguise; candid; ingenuous; as, a frank nature, conversation, manner, etc.
To send by public conveyance free of expense.
To extempt from charge for postage, as a letter, package, or packet, etc.
The privilege of sending letters or other mail matter, free of postage, or without charge; also, the sign, mark, or signature denoting that a letter or other mail matter is to go free of postage. Called also the franking privilege.
An indication on a cover that postage is prepaid, partially prepaid or that the letter is to be carried free of postage. Franks may be written, hand-stamped, imprinted or affixed. Free franking is usually limited to soldiers' mail or selected government correspondence. Postage stamp and postage meter stamps are modern methods of franking a letter.
an indication on an envelope (e.g. stamp, meter, PVI, signature, printed message) that the postage has been paid or that the envelope is to be carried without payment of postage.
A mark or imprint on mailable items indicating the franking (mailing) privilege on Government publications covers. (Routinely placed on Cover 4.)
stamp or other mark indicating free mail service
stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
a marking on the face of an envelope indicating that postage has been paid or that the letter is to be carried free
A stamp, mark or signature that shows payment of postage on a piece of mail. (A signature, with no stamp or paid marking, is called a Free Frank. Free Franks are available to congress and the President.)
A label or mark indicating that postage has been paid or is free. Most often used on Military Mail issuing from within a war zone.
Another term for postmark or cancellation.
men in government had the special privilege of sending their mail for free. (By the way, the person receiving the letter paid for it back then, not the sender.) To 'frank' a letter to someone was to send it using this privilege. Civil servants were "supposed" to only use this privilege for mail related to government business, but most people entitled to it bent that rule.