Examples of enfranchise in a Sentence
in a way, modern labor-saving appliances enfranchised people, giving them much more leisure time
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The District of Columbia — both a city and pseudo-state wrapped up into one — could enfranchise 16- and-17-year-olds for all elections, from selecting members of advisory neighborhood councils to the next occupant of the White House.
Research from Denmark suggests enfranchising the young is a twofer: Parents are more likely to go to the polls if their teens who live at home do.
The bishop was a keen defender of English Jews, who were enfranchised by an act of Parliament in 1753, only to see the act repealed a year later amid anti-Semitic public protest.
His decision has the potential to enfranchise some voters before the 2018 elections through a new clemency process, and may influence an existing campaign to amend the state's permanent voting ban.
If slavery has been destroyed merely from necessity, let every class be enfranchised at the dictation of justice.
She and her fellow suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton split the women’s movement, arguing that African-Americans and women should be enfranchised together.
Debby’s work empowers the powerless, enfranchises the disenfranchised and gives voice to the voiceless.
Additional artifacts include the pen Ulysses S. Grant used to sign the proclamation of the 15th Amendment, which enfranchised African American men, and the pen President Lyndon Johnson used to sign the Voting Rights Act 95 years later.
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ENFRANCHISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enfranchise for English Language Learners
: to give (someone) the legal right to vote
legal Definition of enfranchise
- the Twenty-sixth Amendment enfranchised all citizens over 18 years of age
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