Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Definitions for franchise
- The right to vote.
- A privilege of a public nature conferred on an individual,group, or company by a government.
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Citations for franchise
One factor in the early mobilization of feminism was the 1832 Reform Act, through which women's exclusion from the franchise was formalized.
The national referendum of 1963 reflected general support for the six-point reform program, which included land reform and the franchise for women.
Origin of franchise
Franchise derives from the Old French word for "freedom," which shares a root with the English frank.