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enfranchisement

(en-fran?chiz'ment) [Fr. enfranchir, to free]
A recognized freedom to participate fully in society, such as the right to citizenship and the right to vote.
See: disenfranchisement
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Certain that state-by-state referenda on woman suffrage was the only way to guarantee both state sovereignty and a white voting majority, Gordon opposed the federal Amendment to enfranchise women--ironically aligning her organization with anti-suffrage forces--even when NAWSA had convinced most of the other Southern suffragists of the impracticability of the states'-rights approach.
The decision of 17 members to enfranchise was accepted by the government," Anderson said, "but the petition of 383 members to [then-Indian Affairs minister] Tom Siddon in 1992 was ignored.
The solutions enfranchise new audiences to the benefits of converged real-time collaboration made possible with The Polycom Office, while also delivering greater flexibility and manageability of conferencing systems to the organization.
A chance to see what the other political parties could do, a unique opportunity to break the mould and enfranchise the majority of Welsh voters who did not support Labour.
The purpose of this is to enfranchise all the people affected.
BrokerTec's leadership as a dealer-owned broker aligns with our strategy to enfranchise our customers by giving them a stake in their own data franchises.
s Chairman and CEO, said of the Advanced Internet Satellite Extension Project: "From the first, Tachyon has led the technology industry's efforts to enfranchise public and private organizations who want, but cannot have, fast Internet connectivity.
The company said it took the action to enfranchise new shareholders arising from unusually high trading volume resulting shortly after the Dec.
Simplot to enfranchise all shareholders of the corporation.
This unique organization will enfranchise both primary and specialty-care physicians via the IPA structure.
A free press enfranchises poor people, giving them a right to expression.
Portland published a list of demands to the election's winner, beginning with creating a voting system that enfranchises all eligible voters.