enfranchise


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enfranchise

verb accipere, admit to citizenship, affranchise, allow, authorize, disenthrall, empower, endow with political privilege, franchise, free, free from political disabilities, give liberty to, give pooitical privileges to, give the right to vote, grant, liberate, manumit, permit, permit to vote, qualify, recipere, release, restore to liberty, sanction, set at liberty, set free
See also: allow, authorize, bestow, disenthrall, free, let, liberate, permit, release

TO ENFRANCHISE. To make free to incorporate a man in a society or body politic. Cunn. L. D. h.t. Vide Disfranchise.

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By the 1880s Blackwell supported a move to enfranchise only educated women, which would have reduced significantly the eligibility of black voters.
Secondly, how do we enfranchise all the other under-35s, who are far harder to reach?
Renounce inappropriate actions and allow your women the right to enfranchise," he said.
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Further, when people are valued by and involved in society, however imperfect that society is, they tend to enfranchise themselves, imagine what three or four million extra votes could achieve at election time.
After the First World War, a group of 10 families chose to enfranchise, finally leaving the band in 1928.
New York City Mayor Edward Koch announcing plans for an aggressive voter-registration-by-mail campaign, which could enfranchise as many as 500,000 city residents.
Yet Downing Street revealed last month that Mr Cameron will give votes to prisoners and today MPs will be asked by the ConDems to enfranchise jailbirds.
The task of these figures of beauty was to enfranchise the audience and acknowledge its power--to designate a territory of shared values between the image and its beholder and, then, in this territory, to argue the ar gument by valorizing the picture's problematic content.
Proponents of the income tax and the women's suffrage amendments built a state-by-state consensus first; in the case of suffrage, the growing population of women who had won the vote in their own states then pressured their representatives to enfranchise women nationally.
Today she adopts a constitution, which will enfranchise the 160,000,000 adult population which will form the basis of the largest electoral roll in the world.
Mr Blunkett said: "We're tackling the criminals in the community and they're about to enfranchise the criminals in the prisons by giving them the vote.