enfranchisement

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English

Etymology

enfranchise +‎ -ment

Noun

enfranchisement (countable and uncountable, plural enfranchisements)

  1. The act of enfranchising
  2. A release from slavery
  3. The investiture with any of several municipal privileges
  4. (Britain, law) conversion of a copyhold estate into a freehold
    enfranchisement of copyhold