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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·fran·chise·ment n.
 1. Releasing from slavery or custody.
 2. Admission to the freedom of a corporation or body politic; investiture with the privileges of free citizens.
 Enfranchisement of copyhold Eng. Law, the conversion of a copyhold estate into a freehold.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: freedom from political subjugation or servitude
      2: a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group
         by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and
         the right to vote) [syn: franchise]
      3: the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on [syn: certification]
         [ant: disenfranchisement]