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n.1.Release; deliverance; freedom.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Because Abreu shuns the prospect of franchisement, the musicians and educators who founded most of the programs adopted these terms and tenets as an honor code.
Bad enough that somebody thought so little of their franchisement that they discarded their voting card with the garbage, but they could not even be bothered to dispose of it properly to prevent their vote being stolen.
We have accepted the marketplace logic and scarcity-economy logic and ego-anarchist logic and grown timid and ashamed and fatally shortsighted--failed to make it clear that, by attacking the NEA, the Right attacks secular democracy, free expression and franchisement of minorities, attacks the role of the federal government as the principal guarantor of liberty and justice and a civilized standard of living.