disfranchise

[ dis-fran-chahyz ]
/ dɪsˈfræn tʃaɪz /

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

to deprive (a person) of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote.
to deprive of a franchise, privilege, or right.

Nearby words

  1. disfellowship,
  2. disfigure,
  3. disfigurement,
  4. disfluency,
  5. disforest,
  6. disfranchisement,
  7. disfrock,
  8. disfunction,
  9. disfunctional,
  10. disfurnish


Origin of disfranchise

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at dis-1, franchise

Related formsdis·fran·chise·ment [dis-fran-chahyz-muh nt, -chiz-] /dɪsˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-/, noundis·fran·chis·er, nounnon·dis·fran·chised, adjectiveun·dis·fran·chised, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disfranchise

disfranchise

/ (dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz) /

verb

another word for disenfranchise
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