enfranchise

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French enfranchir (to set free, enfranchise), from en- (in) + franchir (to set free).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛnˈfɹænt͡ʃaɪz/

VerbEdit

enfranchise (third-person singular simple present enfranchises, present participle enfranchising, simple past and past participle enfranchised)

  1. To grant the franchise to an entity, specifically:
    1. To grant the privilege of voting to a person or group of people.
    2. To grant municipal or parliamentary rights to an entity such as a city or constituency.
    3. To grant freedom from slavery or servitude.
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Last modified on 10 December 2013, at 17:56