a) The act of enfranchising
b) The release from slavery

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  • enfranchisement — en·fran·chise·ment n 1: the act of enfranchising 2: the state of being enfranchised Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. enfranchisem …   Law dictionary

  • enfranchisement — UK US /ɪnˈfræntʃaɪzmənt/ noun [U] ► PROPERTY, LAW the right to buy the freehold (= legal ownership and control for an unlimited time) of a property instead of renting it leasehold (= for an agreed, limited period of time): »Blocks with 10%… …   Financial and business terms

  • Enfranchisement — En*fran chise*ment, n. 1. Releasing from slavery or custody. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Admission to the freedom of a corporation or body politic; investiture with the privileges of free citizens. [1913 Webster] {Enfranchisement of copyhold} (Eng.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • enfranchisement — noun see enfranchise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enfranchisement — See enfranchise. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • enfranchisement — n 1. naturalization, admission to citizenship; the vote, the right to vote. 2. authorization, accordance; license, privilege, warranty, charter; sanction, grant, concession, carte blanche; permission, leave. 3. emancipation, affranchisement,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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