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[ US /ɪnˈfɹænˌtʃaɪz/ ]
[ UK /ɛnfɹˈɑːnt‍ʃa‍ɪz/ ]
  1. grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude
    Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century
  2. grant voting rights
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How To Use enfranchise In A Sentence

  • It was not to deprive, to disenfranchise people.
  • Preaching to people who feel disenfranchised affects the way you address them. Christianity Today
  • Even early American democracy would get low marks by contemporary standards since there was no enfranchisement for the majority of the population.
  • The worst thing about Britain is that so many people are disenfranchised by price and snobbery. Times, Sunday Times
  • For example, if the powers that be want to disenfranchise you or make you unemployable, that's one sure way to do it.
  • But vote groups are concerned asking people for more information could disenfranchise legitimate voters on election day.
  • The Women's Cooperative Guild played a decisive role in helping to secure for Labour the newly-enfranchised female vote.
  • Didn't Clinton herself agree to "disenfranchise" the voters of MI and FL in the fall of 2007? Florida court throws out DNC suit
  • Mr West said he had advised clients with residential and commercial property on letting and leasehold enfranchisement matters.
  • She'd be forgiven for ranting even a bit more about voter apathy, but she wisely takes the high road in describing the disenfranchised young women who reject much of the rhetoric of their feminist foremothers.
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