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disenfranchised

[ dis-en-fran-chahyzd ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪzd /
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adjective
deprived of any of the rights or privileges of citizens, especially the right to vote: Given the illegal requirements reportedly imposed at some polling places, we can expect a lot of lawsuits from disenfranchised citizens.
deprived of the rights or privileges of full participation in society or in any community or organization, especially of the opportunity to influence policy or to make one’s voice heard: A session on LGBTQ literature provided concrete examples and professional resources to support this often disenfranchised group.
deprived of a legal or commercial franchise: A disenfranchised Noodles Only franchisee has opened up about his struggles operating a franchise in the town’s “business graveyard.”
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of disenfranchise.
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Sometimes dis·fran·chised .

Origin of disenfranchised

OTHER WORDS FROM disenfranchised

non·dis·en·fran·chised, adjectiveun·dis·en·fran·chised, adjective
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