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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.

enfranchise

(ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz)
vb (tr)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to grant the power of voting to, esp as a right of citizenship
2. to liberate, as from servitude
3. (Law) (in England) to invest (a town, city, etc) with the right to be represented in Parliament
4. (Law) English law to convert (leasehold) to freehold
enˈfranchisement n
enˈfranchiser n

en•fran•chise

(ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz)

v.t. -chised, -chis•ing.
1. 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.
[1505–15; < Middle French, Old French enfranchiss- (long s. of enfranchir to free) =en- en-1 + franch- free (see frank1) + iss- -ish2]
en•fran′chise•ment (-tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-) n.
en•fran′chis•er, n.

enfranchise


Past participle: enfranchised
Gerund: enfranchising

Imperative
enfranchise
enfranchise
Present
I enfranchise
you enfranchise
he/she/it enfranchises
we enfranchise
you enfranchise
they enfranchise
Preterite
I enfranchised
you enfranchised
he/she/it enfranchised
we enfranchised
you enfranchised
they enfranchised
Present Continuous
I am enfranchising
you are enfranchising
he/she/it is enfranchising
we are enfranchising
you are enfranchising
they are enfranchising
Present Perfect
I have enfranchised
you have enfranchised
he/she/it has enfranchised
we have enfranchised
you have enfranchised
they have enfranchised
Past Continuous
I was enfranchising
you were enfranchising
he/she/it was enfranchising
we were enfranchising
you were enfranchising
they were enfranchising
Past Perfect
I had enfranchised
you had enfranchised
he/she/it had enfranchised
we had enfranchised
you had enfranchised
they had enfranchised
Future
I will enfranchise
you will enfranchise
he/she/it will enfranchise
we will enfranchise
you will enfranchise
they will enfranchise
Future Perfect
I will have enfranchised
you will have enfranchised
he/she/it will have enfranchised
we will have enfranchised
you will have enfranchised
they will have enfranchised
Future Continuous
I will be enfranchising
you will be enfranchising
he/she/it will be enfranchising
we will be enfranchising
you will be enfranchising
they will be enfranchising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enfranchising
you have been enfranchising
he/she/it has been enfranchising
we have been enfranchising
you have been enfranchising
they have been enfranchising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enfranchising
you will have been enfranchising
he/she/it will have been enfranchising
we will have been enfranchising
you will have been enfranchising
they will have been enfranchising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enfranchising
you had been enfranchising
he/she/it had been enfranchising
we had been enfranchising
you had been enfranchising
they had been enfranchising
Conditional
I would enfranchise
you would enfranchise
he/she/it would enfranchise
we would enfranchise
you would enfranchise
they would enfranchise
Past Conditional
I would have enfranchised
you would have enfranchised
he/she/it would have enfranchised
we would have enfranchised
you would have enfranchised
they would have enfranchised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enfranchise - grant freedom toenfranchise - grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude; "Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century"
set free, liberate - grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
2.enfranchise - grant voting rights
accord, allot, grant - allow to have; "grant a privilege"
disenfranchise, disfranchise - deprive of voting rights

enfranchise

verb give the vote, give voting rights, grant suffrage, grant the franchise, grant voting rights The city's foreign residents are being enfranchised.
Translations

enfranchise

[ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] VT (Pol) → conceder el derecho de voto a; (= free) → emancipar; [+ slave] → liberar

enfranchise

[ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] vt
(= give right to vote to) → accorder le droit de vote à
(= set free) → affranchir

enfranchise

vt
(= give vote to)das Wahlrecht geben or erteilen (+dat); to be enfranchisedwahlberechtigt sein
(= set free) slavesfreilassen

enfranchise

[ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] vt (frm) (give vote to) → concedere il diritto di voto a; (set free) → affrancare
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.
There were 228 voluntary enfranchisements of men and women between 1965 and 1975 (151) and only 11 voluntary adult enfranchisements from 1973 to 1976.
In 1965 to 1975, just over 5000 women and children were involuntarily enfranchised (190), and from 1973 to 1976 when the practice was ended administratively, there were 1,335 involuntary adult enfranchisements.
3) The similarity between the older enfranchisement plan and the contemporary scheme to divide reserves into fee simple parcels, suggested to me that the colonial era was not actually over in Canada.
These explorations of past and present colonizing within the context of the Indian Act and its predecessors broadened to include far more than just the enfranchisement scheme and the modern-day fee simple proposals.
This measure, aimed at off-reserve residents, helped spur a minor wave of enfranchisements in the inter-war years, in which the First Nations of southern Ontario were over-represented.
Using enfranchisement case files for the Ontario Indian agencies of Parry Sound and Manitowaning, supplemented by oral histories from the Tyendinaga Mohawks, this article explores the work lives of Anishinabe and Mohawk women in the 1920s and 1930s.
21) I have used Indian Affairs records relating to First Nations located around Georgian Bay, (22) especially enfranchisement case files, and supplemented this information with the lively recountings of the Mohawk women of Tyendinaga interviewed by Beth Brant for her splendid oral history book, I'll Sing 'Til the Day I Die.
Although Gibson reserve remained populated, some of its members tended to drift back to their relatives in Quebec and southern Ontario (the Six Nations reserve), a move that sometimes led them to apply for enfranchisement.