Suffrage, political franchise, or simply franchise is the right to vote in public, political elections (although the term is sometimes used for any right to vote). The right to run for office is sometimes called candidate eligibility, and the combination of both rights is sometimes called full suffrage. In many languages, the right to vote is called the active right to vote and the right to run for office is called the passive right to vote. In English, these are sometimes called active suffrage and passive suffrage. Suffrage is often conceived in terms of elections for representatives.
enfranchise v. t. To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any binding power.
enfranchise v. t. To endow with a franchise; to incorporate into a body politic and thus to invest with civil and political privileges; to admit to the privileges of a freeman.
enfranchise v. t. To receive as denizens; to naturalize; as, to enfranchise foreign words.
enfranchise v. give a person certain rights (especially the right to vote); liberate, emancipate, free