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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of setting free; release from slavery or from custody; enlargement.
  • noun The admission of a person or persons to the freedom of a state or corporation; investiture with the privileges of free citizens; the incorporating of a person into any society or body politic; now, specifically, bestowment of the electoral franchise or the right of voting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Releasing from slavery or custody.
  • noun Admission to the freedom of a corporation or body politic; investiture with the privileges of free citizens.
  • noun (Eng. Law) the conversion of a copyhold estate into a freehold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of enfranchising
  • noun The release from slavery
  • noun The investiture with any of several municipal privileges

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
  • noun the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
  • noun freedom from political subjugation or servitude


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