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.

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 disfranchisement

disfranchise

/ (dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz) /

verb

another word for disenfranchise
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Culture definitions for disfranchisement

disfranchisement

[ (dis-fran-cheyez-muhnt) ]

Removal of the franchise, or right to vote.

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