enfranchisement

Definitions of enfranchisement
  1. noun
    the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
    synonyms: certification
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    Antonyms:
    disenfranchisement
    the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise
    types:
    accreditation
    the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards)
    type of:
    authorisation, authorization, empowerment
    the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  2. noun
    a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
    synonyms: franchise
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    types:
    right to vote, suffrage, vote
    a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
    universal suffrage
    suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country
    type of:
    legal right
    a right based in law
  3. noun
    freedom from political subjugation or servitude
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    type of:
    freedom
    the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
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