Enfranchise Definition

Other Enfranchise Definition

[v] grant voting rights
[v] grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude; "Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century"


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Synonyms

affranchise

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accord, allot, grant, liberate, set free

Misc. Definitions

\En*fran"chise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enfranchised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enfranchising}.] [Pref. en- + franchise: cf. F. enfranchir.]
1. To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any binding power. --Bacon.
2. To endow with a franchise; to incorporate into a body politic and thus to invest with civil and political privileges; to admit to the privileges of a freeman.
3. To receive as denizens; to naturalize; as, to enfranchise foreign words. --I. Watts.

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