disenfranchise

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

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

to disfranchise.

Nearby words

  1. disenchant,
  2. disenchanted,
  3. disenchantment,
  4. disencumber,
  5. disendow,
  6. disengage,
  7. disengaged,
  8. disengagement,
  9. disenroll,
  10. disentail

Origin of disenfranchise

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

Related formsdis·en·fran·chise·ment [dis-en-fran-chahyz-muh nt, -chiz-] /ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-/, 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 Formsdisenfranchisement (ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃɪzmənt) or disfranchisement, noun

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Word Origin and History for disenfranchise

disenfranchise

v.

"deprive of civil or electoral privileges," 1640s, from dis- + enfranchise. Earlier form was disfranchise (mid-15c.). Related: Disenfranchised; disenfranchisement.

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