enfranchisement


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en·fran·chise

 (ĕn-frăn′chīz′)
tr.v. en·fran·chised, en·fran·chis·ing, en·fran·chis·es
1. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.
2. To free, as from bondage.
3. To bestow a franchise on.

[Middle English enfraunchisen, from Old French enfranchir, enfranchiss-, to set free : en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + franchir (from franc, free; see frank1).]

en·fran′chise′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enfranchisement - freedom from political subjugation or servitude
freedom - the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
2.enfranchisement - a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
legal right - a right based in law
right to vote, suffrage, vote - a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; "American women got the vote in 1920"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.enfranchisement - the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
empowerment, authorisation, authorization - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
accreditation - the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards); "a commission is responsible for the accreditation of medical schools"
disenfranchisement - the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise

enfranchisement

noun giving the vote, giving voting rights, granting voting rights, granting suffrage or the franchise Sylvia Pankhurst, who fought for women's enfranchisement
Translations

enfranchisement

[ɪnˈfræntʃɪzmənt] Nemancipación f (of de) (Pol) → concesión f del derecho de votar (of a)

enfranchisement

[ɪnˈfræntʃɪzmənt] n
(= granting of the right to vote) → octroi m de droit de vote
(= freedom) → affranchissement m

enfranchisement

n
(Pol) → Erteilung fdes Wahlrechts; after the enfranchisement of womennachdem die Frauen das Wahlrecht erhalten hatten
(of slave)Freilassung f

enfranchisement

[ɪnˈfræntʃɪzmənt] n (frm) (see vb) enfranchisement (of)concessione f del diritto di voto a, affrancamento (di)
References in classic literature ?
The expense would be nothing, the inconvenience not more; and it was altogether an attention which the delicacy of his conscience pointed out to be requisite to its complete enfranchisement from his promise to his father.
It was the face of a man who was no longer passion's slave, yet who found no advantage in his enfranchisement.
Westmacott's great meeting for the enfranchisement of woman had passed over, and it had been a triumphant success.
Clare, the day after he had commenced the legal formalities for his enfranchisement, "I'm going to make a free man of you;--so have your trunk packed, and get ready to set out for Kentuck.
Lords Speaker Lord Fowler, welcoming the appointment, said: "In this centenary year of the first enfranchisement of women, I'm so pleased that this most historic of roles has finally been taken up by a woman.
Local sources said that this time around, hundreds of women voters in union council Shahi Khel Talash, union council Lajboak and tehsil Samarbagh showed up at polling stations and used their right to enfranchisement.
He informed that delimitation law can have two dimensions one of them is laws of enfranchisement as to population total number of representatives to be elected and the other is to actual drawing of boundaries and enclosing people with the constituency.
He informed that delimitation law could have two dimensions one pertaining to the laws of enfranchisement, while the other was related to the actual drawing of boundaries to demarcate different constituencies.
HISTORICALLY, those opposed to female enfranchisement have adopted the ludicrous argument that women should keep to their sphere at home, because engaging in politics as voters and candidates is a masculine pursuit.
Although it recommended that the age of enfranchisement for Westminster elections should remain at 18, it encouraged the devolved legislatures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to consider 'votes at 16.
Women's enfranchisement may not be a burning issue for the contemporary woman since the right to vote is taken for granted in most countries.
Employing gender as an analytic lens, Colvin places cultural sources in dialogue with political developments to understand the limitations on femininity, the disempowerment of women, and the reinforcement of the French political actors as masculine at the end of World War II, despite women's enfranchisement.