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 for Enfranchising
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enfranchise \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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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; to
        give the right to vote.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To receive as denizens; to naturalize; as, to enfranchise
        foreign words. --I. Watts.
        [1913 Webster]

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