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disenfranchise

[ dis-en-fran-chahyz ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz /
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verb (used with object), dis·en·fran·chised, dis·en·fran·chis·ing.

to deprive (a person) of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote.
to deprive of a franchise, privilege, or right.

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Sometimes disfranchise .

Origin of disenfranchise

First recorded in 1620–30; dis-1 + enfranchise

OTHER WORDS FROM disenfranchise

dis·en·fran·chise·ment [dis-en-fran-chahyz-muhnt, -chiz-], /ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-/, noundis·en·fran·chis·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disenfranchise

disenfranchise

disfranchise

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived forms of disenfranchise

disenfranchisement (ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃɪzmənt) or disfranchisement, noun
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