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French term or phrase:marché franc
English translation:free market
Entered by: Carole Reade-Kentros
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22:43 May 22, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: marché franc
Charles IX autorisa un marché franc hebdomadaire et deux foires annuelles.
Jeanne Zang
United States
Local time: 06:19
free market
Explanation:
franc = free in this case

Today = duty-free market

Domaine(s) :
droit

duty-free market
marché franc n. m

I think that "free market" might be better for something taking place during the Middle Ages !
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Carole Reade-Kentros
Local time: 13:19
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Summary of answers provided
naopen market
lefoque
nafree market, market
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naFree marketDominique Cook
nafree marketCarole Reade-Kentros


  

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7 mins
free market


Explanation:
franc = free in this case

Today = duty-free market

Domaine(s) :
droit

duty-free market
marché franc n. m

I think that "free market" might be better for something taking place during the Middle Ages !


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Carole Reade-Kentros
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2 hrs
Free market


Explanation:
I agree with Carole, it would simply mean a "duty-free" market, but this term cannot be used in this context so free market would be the correct one to use.

Dominique Cook
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3 hrs
free market, market


Explanation:

http://www.fosses-la-ville.be/Histoire.htm

C'est à Notger aussi qu'on attribue la construction d'une enceinte fortifiée autour de la "ville des chanoines" et du castrum épiscopal, ainsi que l'instauration d'un marché franc, d'un tonlieu et d'un atelier monétaire.

http://scaramouche.free.fr/marchefranc01.htm

Photograph / postcard picture of ‘Le Marché Franc’, name of a market place.

http://duras.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/ACAD1694.pg.sh?POBJECT=718

ARTFL Project: Dictionnaire de L'Académie française, 1st Edition, 1694

MARCHÉ
MARCHÉ. s. m. Lieu public où se vendent les denrées & marchandises. Il y a un beau marché en cette ville là. on a abbatu les maisons pour faire un marché. le grand marché. le petit marché. le marché au bled. le marché au bestail. le marché aux chevaux &c. portez cela au marché.
Il signifie aussi, L'Assemblée de ceux qui vendent & achetent en ce lieu là. Il y a marché en cette ville deux fois la semaine. le marché du Mercredy. le marché du Samedy. il y a grand marché. il est demain jour de marché. le Roy luy a donné le privilege d'avoir un marché en sa terre. un marché franc.



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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10 hrs
open market


Explanation:
perhaps this could work also

lefoque
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