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enfranchisement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enfranchisement  \En*fran"chise*ment\,  n. 
  1.  Releasing  from  slavery  or  custody.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Admission  to  the  freedom  of  a  corporation  or  body  politic; 
  investiture  with  the  privileges  of  free  citizens. 
 
  {Enfranchisement  of  copyhold}  (Eng.  Law),  the  conversion  of  a 
  copyhold  estate  into  a  freehold.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enfranchisement 
  n  :  the  act  of  certifying  [syn:  {certification}]  [ant:  {disenfranchisement}] 




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