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disenfranchisement

[ dis-en-fran-chahyz-muhnt, -chiz- ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz- /
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noun

the act of depriving a person of the rights or privileges of citizens, especially the right to vote; the state of being so deprived:Opponents claim that these changes to the voting registration laws will result in massive voter disenfranchisement, especially among minorities, seniors, and youth.
the act of depriving a person of the rights or privileges of full participation in any community or organization, especially of the opportunity to influence policy or make one’s voice heard; the state of being so deprived:The disenfranchisement of women at the household level, with male control over household funds, has contributed to the devaluation of women's labor.
the act of depriving a person of a legal or commercial franchise; the state of being so deprived:Persistent violations of the contract will result in the disenfranchisement of the franchisee.

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