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enfranchised


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enfranchise  \En*fran"chise\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enfranchised}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Enfranchising}.]  [Pref.  en-  +  franchise:  cf 
  F.  enfranchir.] 
  1.  To  set  free  to  liberate  from  slavery,  prison,  or  any 
  binding  power.  --Bacon. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  To  receive  as  denizens;  to  naturalize;  as  to  enfranchise 
  foreign  words  --I.  Watts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enfranchised 
  adj  :  endowed  with  the  rights  of  citizenship  especially  the  right 
  to  vote  [ant:  {disenfranchised}] 




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