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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frank·lin /ˈfræŋklən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frank·lin n.  An English freeholder, or substantial householder. [Obs.]
    The franklin, a small landholder of those days.   --Sir J. Stephen.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: United States historian noted for studies of Black American
           history (born in 1915) [syn: John Hope Franklin]
      2: 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)
         [syn: Benjamin Franklin]
      3: a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not
         of noble birth