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enfranchise

  

      vb   tr  
1    to grant the power of voting to, esp. as a right of citizenship  
2    to liberate, as from servitude  
3    (in England) to invest (a town, city, etc.) with the right to be represented in Parliament  
4      (English law)   (formerly) to convert (copyhold land) to freehold  
  enfranchisement      n  
  enfranchiser      n  
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enfranchise

  
1    give the vote to, grant suffrage to, grant the franchise to, grant voting rights to  
2    emancipate, free, liberate, manumit, release, set free  

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