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English Dictionary: enfranchising by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Enfranchise \En*fran"chise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enfranchised};
      p. pr. & vb. n. {Enfranchising}.] [Pref. en- + franchise: cf.
      F. enfranchir.]
      1. To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any
            binding power. --Bacon.
  
      2. To endow with a franchise; to incorporate into a body
            politic and thus to invest with civil and political
            privileges; to admit to the privileges of a freeman.
  
      3. To receive as denizens; to naturalize; as, to enfranchise
            foreign words. --I. Watts.
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