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English definition of “enfranchise”

enfranchise

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈfræn.tʃaɪz/ formal us  
to give a person or group of people the right to vote in elections: Women in Britain were first enfranchised in 1918.Elections
enfranchisement
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
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