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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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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.
Typically, an equity release structure enables the shareholders to receive cash for a proportion of their equity and can at the same time, enfranchise senior members of the management team, if it is important that key individuals are focused on continuing their efforts for the company.
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.
Their report added: "Since the UK's blanket ban on prisoners voting has been deemed incompatible with the Convention, the Scottish Parliament may find that it cannot pass any legislation relating to the franchise unless it also enfranchises some prisoners in accordance with its human rights obligations.
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.
My office has been working with Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) to create an R&D tax credit that is, first and foremost, permanent, but that also enfranchises groups left out of the traditional R&D tax credit, such as startup companies and industry - university - national laboratory research consortia.