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disfranchise

[dis-fran-chahyz] /dɪsˈfræn tʃaɪz/
verb (used with object), disfranchised, disfranchising.
1.
to deprive (a person) of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote.
2.
to deprive of a franchise, privilege, or right.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see dis-1, franchise
Related forms
disfranchisement
[dis-fran-chahyz-muh nt, -chiz-] /dɪsˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-/ (Show IPA),
noun
disfranchiser, noun
nondisfranchised, adjective
undisfranchised, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disfranchise

disenfranchise

/ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
disenfranchisement (ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃɪzmənt), disfranchisement, noun

disfranchise

/dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz/
verb
1.
another word for disenfranchise
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