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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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  • He is indignant at the prospect of his being disfranchised.
  • And before you scream that's unfair to minority groups or other disfranchised individuals.
British Dictionary definitions for disfranchised

disfranchise

/dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz/
verb
1.
another word for disenfranchise
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