defray (v.)
1540s, from Middle French defraier (15c.), perhaps from de- "out" (see de-) + fraier "spend," from Old French frais "costs, damages caused by breakage," from Latin fractum, neuter past participle of frangere "to break" (from PIE root *bhreg- "to break"). Alternative etymology traces second element to Old High German fridu "peace," via Vulgar Latin *fredum "fine, cost."