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empowerment

/ (ɪmˈpaʊəmənt) /
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noun
the giving or delegation of power or authority; authorization
the giving of an ability; enablement or permission
(in South Africa) a policy of providing special opportunities in employment, training, etc for Black people and others disadvantaged under apartheid
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