A Word A Day : Enfranchise
Friday, 23rd November 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
(past and past participle : enfranchised, present participle : enfranchising, 3rd person present singular : enfranchises)
Pronunciation : in-frán-chiz
1. to give somebody the right to vote in an election
2. to set somebody free, especially from slavery
3. to grant political representation to a town or city
4. to grant voting rights
Early 16th century - Old French enfranchir - franc - free - Latin francus
Accredit, Affranchise, Allow, Authorize, Citizenize, Deliver, Discharge, Disencumber, Disenthrall, Emancipate, Empower, Enable, Enfranchise, Fit For, Free, Give Rights To, Grant Citizenship To, Have Coming, Let, Liberate, License, Loose, Loosen, Make Eligible, Manumit, Naturalize, Permit, Qualify For, Rate, Release, Unbind, Unchain, Unfetter, Unshackle, Warrant
Enslave, Imprison, Incarcerate, Disqualify, Confine, Incarcerate, Jail, Abstain
• But if a man have the fortitude, and resolution, to enfranchise
himself at once, that is the best.
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