enfranchisement enfranchisement

Definition(s):

  1. (n) freedom from political subjugation or servitude
  2. (n) a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
  3. (n) the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Parliament of the Union of South Africa rejected a bill for the enfranchisement of women by one vote.
  2. Lord Lothian's best brain had assumed that each polygamous husband would be able to pick one of his wives for enfranchisement.
  3. With one swift stroke, however, the Democrats have made it possible for women to enter the final phase of their enfranchisement.

News

  • Netanyahu sees Mursi fall as sign of political Islam's weakness

    BERLIN (Reuters) - In rare remarks on Egypt's government crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested that the fall of the president, Mohamed Mursi, demonstrates the weaknesses of political Islamist movements. "I believe that over the long haul these radical Islamic regimes are going to fail because they don't offer the adequate enfranchisement that you need to develop a ...
    on July 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I'm talking about the most significant program of empowerment by a British government since the great enfranchisement of the 19th century," Clegg said. "It is time for a wholesale, big-bang approach to political reform."
    on May 19, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source: BusinessWeek

  2. In his Oct. 2001 address, Pipes said: "I worry very much, from the Jewish point of view, that the presence, and increased stature, and affluence, and enfranchisement of American Muslims, because they are so much led by an Islamist leadership, that...
    on Dec 22, 2006 By: Daniel Pipes Source: CNSNews.com

  3. "It is clear that the continued enfranchisement of British subjects has the potential to affect election outcomes," Mr Melham said. "It is not fair to Australian citizens and other non-citizens that such a situation continues to exist."
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Daryl Melham Source: Brisbane Times

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