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English definition of “enfranchise”

enfranchise

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