Definition for EN-FRANCHISE

EN-FRANCHISE, v.t. [s as z. from franchise.]

  1. To set free; to liberate from slavery. Bacon.
  2. To make free of a city, corporation or state; to admit to the privileges of a freeman. The English colonies were enfranchised by special charters. Davies. Hale.
  3. To free or release from custody. Shak.
  4. To naturalize; to denizen; to receive as denizens; as, to enfranchise foreign words.

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