verb (used with object), dis·en·fran·chised, dis·en·fran·chis·ing.
Related formsdis·en·fran·chise·ment [dis-en-fran-chahyz-muh nt, -chiz-] /ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-/, noun
Examples from the Web for disenfranchised
Brute is the story of Mac and Jesse, two disenfranchised teens who turn to robbing houses as a form of recreation and quick cash.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doar agreed that this was a case about “arrogance,” but not of the 1,600 voters now disenfranchised, or of the Justice Department.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the rule of law and political transition fail to bring about change, disenfranchised and marginalized groups take up arms.
Having played mostly female and trans characters has made him somewhat of a celebrity among the disenfranchised.
Right now, millions of Americans are disenfranchised by our political process.Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too|Jillian Keenan|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Disenfranchised or citizens, allies or aliens, pell-mell the lot of them in we will squeeze.Lysistrata|Aristophanes
People write to the Cambridge Magazine saying that every one over forty should be disenfranchised and interned, if not shot.Non-combatants and Others|Rose Macaulay
The constitution can scarcely be called a democratic one, for at least 7000 citizens were disenfranchised.Europe in the Sixteenth Century 1494-1598, Fifth Edition|A. H. (Arthur Henry) Johnson
It returned two members to parliament from 1307 until 1832, but was disenfranchised by the Reform Act.
At least, it would have disenfranchised all Ravick's permanently unemployed "unemployed hunters."Four-Day Planet|Henry Beam Piper