enfranchise: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (en-fran'chīz), [key]
— -chised, -chis•ing.
  1. to grant a franchise to; admit to citizenship, esp. to the right of voting.
  2. to endow (a city, constituency, etc.) with municipal or parliamentary rights.
  3. to set free; liberate, as from slavery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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