Definition of enfranchisement:
authority (part of speech: noun)
- liberation (part of speech: noun)
- authorization (part of speech: noun)
Her eyes were bright with pleasure, her cheeks flushed with health, her lips smiling in mirth, her step was so light that she seemed to dance along the sands, and her voice was so fresh and cheerful that it was impossible to believe that she cherished any other feeling on the subject of her broken marriage than one of delight at her enfranchisement.- "Her Mother's Secret", Emma D. E. N. Southworth.
The enfranchisement, therefore, of these towns, and of others whose population and consequent importance, though inferior to theirs, was still vastly superior to those of many which had hitherto returned representatives, was so manifestly reasonable and consistent with the principles of our parliamentary constitution, that it was impossible to object to it.- "The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860", Charles Duke Yonge.
- "Cavour", Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco.