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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
In 1928, the first year when women in Britain could vote on the same terms as men, long-time suffrage leader Millicent Garrett Fawcett was in her eighties; when the British women's suffrage movement began, she had been too young to sign the Ladies' Petition, a plea to parliament to enfranchise women.
Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were key figures (see "How to Get Out the Vote in 1988," November 23, 1985; also, Blair Clark, "Enfranchise the Poor--A Goal for '84;' April 21, 1984; Joel Rogers, "The Politics of Voter Registration," July 21/28, 1984).
The leaseholders intend to collectively enfranchise the said building pursuant to the Leasehold Reform (Housing & Urban Development) Act 1993.
I concede that the verb "enfranchise" is the correct technical term in the context of your statement.
"Renounce inappropriate actions and allow your women the right to enfranchise," he said.
| CAIRO, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- Egypt's Constitutional Court on Monday rejected five articles of a fresh election bill as "unconstitutional." The court listed the rejected articles of the draft law as the definition of the worker, partitioning of constituencies, political isolation and Egyptian expatriates' enfranchise and change of MPs' electoral category.
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.
The desire to enfranchise your senior management in the business by giving them shares in the company is a laudable proposition with some commercial merit.
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.