Enfranchisement of copyhold
Enfranchisement En*fran"chise*ment, n. 1. Releasing from slavery or custody. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Admission to the freedom of a corporation or body politic; investiture with the privileges of free citizens. [1913 Webster]

{Enfranchisement of copyhold} (Eng. Law), the conversion of a copyhold estate into a freehold. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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