enfranchize

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

enfranchize (third-person singular simple present enfranchizes, present participle enfranchizing, simple past and past participle enfranchized)

  1. Alternative form of enfranchise

Usage notes[edit]

Since the etymology of the word "enfranchise" is directly from French, many authorities regard the spelling with "z" as incorrect. The "z" spelling was occasionally used by Shakespeare and Milton, and appears in some modern usage.