verb (used with object), dis·en·fran·chised, dis·en·fran·chis·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM disenfranchisedis·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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How to use disenfranchise in a sentence
Working together today, we can begin to repair the damage of decades of disenfranchising minority groups.
While there are outliers, we have unfortunately left major demographic groups behind, even disenfranchised them.
I really think disenfranchising that entire population — we’re in real danger of that at this point.Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic|by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum|August 26, 2020|ProPublica
He said the weighted vote disenfranchises over 1 million residents represented by those board members.Politics Report: Down Goes One Hot-Button Ballot Measure|Andrew Keatts|July 18, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The city of San Diego faces the dual crisis of severe budget cuts and a growing demand to increase spending on communities that have been historically disenfranchised.
Translation: Disenfranchise voters who traditionally are part of the Democratic coalition, namely minorities.Bigotry Is Back, 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education|Dean Obeidallah|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Advancement Project says these laws could potentially disenfranchise tens of thousands of minority voters.
He implied that the opponents who are calling for him to drop out of the race are seeking to disenfranchise the voters.
Partisan voter ID laws would disenfranchise a huge number of poor, young, elderly, and minority voters.
But, my bet is she will disenfranchise many moderate Republicans (like me) and turn off independents.
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.|John Dewey
They effectively discount any and all other means of acquiring knowledge, and totally disenfranchise individuals who cannot read.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
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.