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Verb: enfranchise  en'fran,chIz
  1. Grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude
    "Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century";
    - affranchise
     
  2. Grant voting rights

Derived forms: enfranchised, enfranchises, enfranchising

Type of: accord, allot, allow, grant, liberate, set free

Antonym: disenfranchise

Encyclopedia: Enfranchise