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Meaning of ENFRANCHISE

Pronunciation:  en'franchIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  grant voting rights
  2. [v]  grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude; "Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century"
 

ENFRANCHISE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: affranchise
 
 Antonyms: disenfranchise, disfranchise
 
 See Also: accord, allot, grant, liberate, set free

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affranchise, authorize, certificate, certify, charter, deliver, disenthrall, emancipate, empower, enable, entitle, extricate, franchise, free, give official sanction, give power, legalize, legitimize, liberate, license, manumit, patent, privilege, ratify, release, rescue, sanction, set at large, set at liberty, set free, validate, warrant
 

 

 

 

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