enfranchisement

enfranchisement
en·fran·chise·ment n
1: the act of enfranchising
2: the state of being enfranchised

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

enfranchisement
index charter (sanction), copyright, emancipation, franchise (right to vote), freedom, home rule, liberation, liberty, license, privilege, suffrage

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


enfranchisement
The act of making free (as from slavery); giving a franchise or freedom to; investiture with privileges or capacities of freedom, or municipal or political liberty. Conferring the privilege of voting upon classes of persons who have not previously possessed such.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


enfranchisement
The act of making free (as from slavery); giving a franchise or freedom to; investiture with privileges or capacities of freedom, or municipal or political liberty. Conferring the privilege of voting upon classes of persons who have not previously possessed such.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • enfranchisement — [[t]ɪnfræ̱ntʃaɪzmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n Enfranchisement is the condition of someone being enfranchised. [FORMAL] ...the enfranchisement of the country s blacks …   English dictionary

  • enfranchisement — enfranchise ► VERB 1) give the right to vote to. 2) historical free (a slave). DERIVATIVES enfranchisement noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • enfranchisement — noun a) The act of enfranchising b) The release from slavery …   Wiktionary

  • enfranchisement — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Liberation] Syn. emancipation, release, manumission; see freeing . 2. [Empowerment] Syn. authorization, license, the franchise; see permission , right 1 , 2 , vote 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • enfranchisement — en fran·chise·ment || tʃɪzmÉ™nt n. granting of certain rights (especially the right to vote); liberation, emancipation …   English contemporary dictionary

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