1. grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude
    Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century
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  • And the burgesses that were in their gowns and mantles had so great heat that they called their servants and bond men, of whom there were many that day in Amiens, and affranchised them for to bear their clothes into the city of Amiens. The Golden Legend, vol. 2
  • In this way we therefore pray you, gentlemen, to pass such a law which releases and affranchises the Land Company from paying the Stamp duties.
  • After having affranchised the children of their slaves the Europeans of the Southern States would very shortly be obliged to extend the same benefit to the whole black population. Democracy in America, volume 1
  • The emperor Hadrian affranchised the city from aurum coronarium and recognized the right to take refuge in there.
  • Barbaric independence had followed Greek and Roman slavery, which in turn was succeeded by feudal servitude, to reappear once more in the affranchised communes. Women Wage-Earners Their Past, Their Present, and Their Future
  • The number of free men is very considerable; the Spanish laws and customs being favourable to affranchisement. Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America
  • In the mid 19th century, after the peasantry had been affranchised, a model of Heinrichshof was built by the Duke on his fields.
  • It is the splendour of an invariable region, from which is absent the ephemeral beauty of forest, verdure, or herbage; the splendour of eternal matter, affranchised from all the instability of life; the geological splendour of the world before the creation. The World's Greatest Books — Volume 19 — Travel and Adventure
  • The battle between the recently affranchised blacks and Napoleon's forces, sent with orders to either put the blacks again into chains or to kill them - all of them if necessary - was a conflict of Armageddon dimensions.
  • He asserts that which is very true, that Christian princes only affranchised their serfs through avarice. A Philosophical Dictionary
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