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Synonyms for enfranchisement

giving the vote


  • giving the vote
  • giving voting rights
  • granting voting rights
  • granting suffrage or the franchise

Synonyms for enfranchisement

freedom from political subjugation or servitude

Related Words

a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)

the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on

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Agency records, especially those of Robert Lewis in Manitowaning, show that some women who inquired about enfranchisement were discouraged from applying because they could not qualify or because the agent felt they were better off retaining their status.
This said, if there is any brave and interested soul out there, inside or outside Government who has the time and motivation to have a go to get the rules changed, then I still believe that enfranchisement without the requirement to seek citizenship would be sensible, and indeed in line with the President's declaration that he wants to see further democratisation and electoral progress.
Nguyen, The World Bank, "Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker"
To imply that Maxwell Fyfe's entirely worthy general Charter principles are somehow 'responsible' for the Strasbourg judges' decisions to prevent a British Home Secretary's expulsion of aliens deemed to be a threat to the public safety, and to order the enfranchisement of convicted prisoners is, of course, risible.
He is an enfranchisement and right to manage specialist.
They formed as an ABS in 2012 and have achieved considerable growth in the past 12 months, more than doubling the number of their staff, and winning awards including the ''Highly Commended'' Solicitor of the Year at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2014.
Peers this week agreed an amendment to the Wales Bill to devolve power to the National Assembly to set the voting age for a future referendum on income tax powers after NUS Wales joined other organisations in pushing for the enfranchisement of more young people after their successful participation in the Scottish referendum.
It reads: "The Commission should build in enfranchisement of young people as a key principle and a core value in a devolved administration.
The way out for emancipation, empowerment and enfranchisement of this hapless enslaved humanity is to make them owners of the land they are tilling.
It is a world of micro-democracies where enfranchisement is determined by membership of groups and democracy is exercised by pressing 'like' or 'share'.
The author argues that the state of Cameroon has marginalized and neglected the local peoples, and attempts to provide blueprints for the development of the region and enfranchisement of its population.
Their report said: "There are no convincing penal policy arguments in favour of disenfranchisement, but a case has been made that enfranchisement might assist rehabilitation.
It is not true that the enfranchisement of all will result in racial domination.
He knew that economic opportunity for black South Africans, not just political enfranchisement, was necessary for real, lasting progress--mirroring the raison d'etre of BE.