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Noun: empowerment  im'paw(-u)r-munt or em'paw(-u)r-munt
  1. The act of conferring legality, sanction or formal warrant
    - authorization, authorisation [Brit]
  2. The process of increasing the confidence, rights and status of a group perceived to be disadvantaged

Derived forms: empowerments

Type of: direction, management

Encyclopedia: Empowerment