verb (used with object), dis·fran·chised, dis·fran·chis·ing.
Origin of disfranchise
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
Examples from the Web for disfranchise
Of the two it would be better to disfranchise the soldiers and enfranchise the mothers.
He would support a bill to disfranchise Dudley, and support another to enfranchise Old Sarum.
The House threatened to disfranchise it, and West Lynne under the fear, went into mourning for its sins.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
The proposal, therefore, to disfranchise any class of men is as criminal as the proposal to take away property.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
The argument that would here disfranchise women has been used before now to disfranchise clergymen.Women and the Alphabet|Thomas Wentworth Higginson