Disenfranchising

disenfranchise

[dis-en-fran-chahyz]
verb (used with object), disenfranchised, disenfranchising.
to disfranchise.

Origin:
1620–30; dis-1 + enfranchise

disenfranchisement [dis-en-fran-chahyz-muhnt, -chiz-] , noun
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disenfranchise or disfranchise (ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to deprive (a person) of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship
2.  to deprive (a place) of the right to send representatives to an elected body
3.  to deprive (a business concern, etc) of some privilege or right
4.  to deprive (a person, place, etc) of any franchise or right
 
disfranchise or disfranchise
 
vb
 
disenfranchisement or disfranchise
 
n
 
dis'franchisement or disfranchise
 
n

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disenfranchise
"deprive of civil or electoral privileges," 1640s, from dis- + enfranchise. Earlier form was disfranchise (mid-15c.). Related: Disenfranchised; disenfranchisement.
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