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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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Enfranchising some less competent voters is no worry, the Condorcet Jury Theorem assures us, so long as the electorate's competence averaging across all voters remains better-than-random.
Jin Matsubara, a House of Representative member of the DPJ, told the meeting, ''There is an argument that Europe is positive about enfranchising (foreigners) but that does not hold water in Japan.
It is absolutely crucial to build value in your business by enfranchising senior management and aligning them with your strategy.
Chinese studies scholar Took, also a practicing lawyer in Melbourne, explains that the Chinese state exercised indirect control over minority peoples on its borders by enfranchising native chieftains.
Cook's conviction that "the rise of the child consumer is part of a larger movement toward enfranchising children as full persons in Western culture" makes these questions even weightier (p.
Irrespective of the advantages and disadvantages of enfranchising external populations in post-conflict elections, the decision to do so should not be left as late as was the case in these two recent OCV programs.
Emir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah issued a decree enfranchising women in 1999, but unfortunately this was subsequently rejected by the National Assembly.
Bush actually intended enfranchising gay people or embracing the struggles of any minority group or community of the oppressed or anything beyond spewing balloon juice about "opportunity" and "ownership" and how these platitudes matter more than laws that protect minorities and courts that enforce