disenfranchise

[ dis-en-fran-chahyz ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz /

verb (used with object), dis·en·fran·chised, dis·en·fran·chis·ing.

to disfranchise.

Origin of disenfranchise

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

Related forms

dis·en·fran·chise·ment [dis-en-fran-chahyz-muh nt, -chiz-] /ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-/, noun
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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

disenfranchisement (ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃɪzmənt) or disfranchisement, noun
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