- to disfranchise.
Origin of disenfranchise
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Examples from the Web for disenfranchise
Translation: Disenfranchise voters who traditionally are part of the Democratic coalition, namely minorities.Bigotry Is Back, 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
May 17, 2014
He implied that the opponents who are calling for him to drop out of the race are seeking to disenfranchise the voters.Weiner’s Desperate Rockaway Trip
August 1, 2013
But, my bet is she will disenfranchise many moderate Republicans (like me) and turn off independents.She Can Win!
September 18, 2010
The whole thing is gone, and for my part I wish they'd disenfranchise the borough.
I wish they'd disenfranchise the whole country, and send us a military governor.
Not only this, but he proposed to the provincial assembly a measure to disenfranchise all persons who have concubines.China, Japan and the U.S.A.
- to deprive (a person) of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship
- to deprive (a place) of the right to send representatives to an elected body
- to deprive (a business concern, etc) of some privilege or right
- to deprive (a person, place, etc) of any franchise or right
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Word Origin and History for disenfranchise
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