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disenfranchise

[ dis-en-fran-chahyz ]
/ 藢d瑟s 蓻n藞fr忙n t蕛a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), dis路en路fran路chised, dis路en路fran路chis路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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Origin of disenfranchise

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

OTHER WORDS FROM disenfranchise

dis路en路fran路chise路ment [dis-en-fran-chahyz-muhnt, -chiz-], /藢d瑟s 蓻n藞fr忙n t蕛a瑟z m蓹nt, -t蕛瑟z-/, noundis路en路fran路chis路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disenfranchise

disenfranchise

disfranchise

/ (藢d瑟s瑟n藞fr忙nt蕛a瑟z) /

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 (藢d瑟s瑟n藞fr忙nt蕛瑟zm蓹nt) or disfranchisement, noun
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