enfranchised enfranchised  /ɛnf ˈræn ˌtʃaɪzd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) endowed with the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote

Usage(s):

  1. The film portrays blacks as savages who lusted after white women, were enfranchised through voter fraud and turned the state legislatures into pig sties.
  2. Under Belgian law every enfranchised male must vote.
  3. Because many of Venezuela's poor have been politically and economically enfranchised for the first time ever, Chavez supporters insist the country is more genuinely democratic.

News

  • Taylor: Mayor controversial for support of gay rights

    Boulder elected its first African-American to the city council in November 1971. Penfield W. Tate II received the highest number of votes in that election. Some supporters said it was the strength of the "newly enfranchised youth vote" that gave him the victory.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Colorado Daily

Quotes

  1. "I'm not in this to prolong it. I'm in it to make sure we get a fair count - that people are enfranchised, their votes are counted fairly and no vote counted more than once," Coleman said.
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Norm Coleman Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The 4 million Florida Democrats will be enfranchised," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said at a news conference announcing the decision. "We will make sure Florida Democrats have a voice and that voice will be heard."
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Source: Forbes

  3. "The order does not guarantee that the candidates and their political parties will agree on any rejected ballot," said Associate Justice Alan Page in a stinging dissent. "Instead, the court's order will arbitrarily disqualify enfranchised...
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Alan Page Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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