[ UK /ɛnfɹˈɑːnt‍ʃa‍ɪzmənt/ ]
  1. freedom from political subjugation or servitude
  2. the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
  3. a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
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How To Use enfranchisement In A Sentence

  • I was childishly elated to be on the electoral roll for the first time, after 20 years of residential disenfranchisement.
  • The issue was only resolved by the enfranchisement of allies who had not participated or had laid down their arms (the historic Julian law of 90).
  • Many Democratic voters have nursed feelings of anger and disenfranchisement for the past four years.
  • Thus redistribution without enfranchisement is not a credible alternative and does little to alleviate the threat of revolution. Shimer on Acemoglu, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Such chivalry, it would seem, is an insult to the power and intelligence of the women of Utah, who celebrated their "enfranchisement" by a convention to favor the free coinage of silver, 16 to 1, and whose behavior on that occasion was, to say the least, boyish. Woman and the Republic — a Survey of the Woman-Suffrage Movement in the United States and a Discussion of the Claims and Arguments of Its Foremost Advocates
  • I shall strenuously contend for the immediate enfranchisement of our slave population.
  • The DNC has to determine how to approportion the delegates for the national convention from 2 states that violated the primary process independent of voters 'enfranchisement'. Obama Campaign Calls For 50-50 Split Of Michigan Delegates
  • There were two main ways in which manumission, or enfranchisement as it was more commonly known in the Spanish colonies, could be achieved.
  • The sexual citizen from the ranks of youth demands enfranchisement, including full sexual rights.
  • The institution had been wiped out in New England, not by enfranchisement, but by sale to the people of the South, when no longer useful or valuable at home; and all the sin of slavery had followed the slave, to barbarize and degrade the people of the South. The Memories of Fifty Years
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