from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of setting free, or of liberating from a state of dependence, servitude, or obligation; enfranchisement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare The act of making free; enfranchisement.
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- noun The act of
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The ancients, then, had a very simple means of avoiding slavery and its evil consequences, which was that of affranchisement; and they succeeded as soon as they adopted this measure generally.
The number of free men is very considerable; the Spanish laws and customs being favourable to affranchisement.
But for both, it is deliverance from all evil, it is supreme affranchisement. "