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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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