verb (used with object), dis·fran·chised, dis·fran·chis·ing.
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Origin of disfranchise
OTHER WORDS FROM disfranchisedis·fran·chise·ment [dis-fran-chahyz-muhnt, -chiz-], /dɪsˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-/, noundis·fran·chis·er, nounnon·dis·fran·chised, adjectiveun·dis·fran·chised, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for disfranchise
We may at least grant that the burden of proof should be upon those who would disfranchise all red-haired men.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
The House threatened to disfranchise it, and West Lynne under the fear, went into mourning for its sins.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
It was estimated that the suffrage clause would disfranchise from voting or holding office 40,000 white men.
Skinner of Franklin wanted to disfranchise enough rebels to hold the balance of power.
Hence New York can get no power from that source to disfranchise one entire half of her members.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper