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Enfranchise   Listen
verb
Enfranchise  v. t.  (past & past part. enfranchised; pres. part. enfranchising)  
1.
To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any binding power.
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; to give the right to vote.
3.
To receive as denizens; to naturalize; as, to enfranchise foreign words.






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"Enfranchise" Quotes from Famous Books



... letters when he was angry; then to go less in quantity; as if one should, in forbearing wine, come from drinking healths, to a draught at a meal; and lastly, to discontinue altogether. But if a man have the fortitude, and resolution, to enfranchise himself at once, that is ...
— Essays - The Essays Or Counsels, Civil And Moral, Of Francis Ld. - Verulam Viscount St. Albans • Francis Bacon

... deathless deed!— Shall the hero rest and his work half done? Is it enough to enfranchise a creed, When a nation's freedom may yet be won? Is it enough to hang on the wall The broken links of the Catholic chain, When now one mighty struggle for ALL May quicken the life ...
— Poems • Denis Florence MacCarthy



Words linked to "Enfranchise" :   enfranchisement, set free, allot, disenfranchise



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