disfranchisement

disfranchise

[dis-fran-chahyz]
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:
1425–75; late Middle English; see dis-1, franchise

disfranchisement [dis-fran-chahyz-muhnt, -chiz-] , noun
disfranchiser, noun
nondisfranchised, adjective
undisfranchised, adjective
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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

disfranchise (dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz)
 
vb
another word for disenfranchise

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disfranchisement [(dis-fran-cheyez-muhnt)]

Removal of the franchise, or right to vote.

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