[ 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.
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Origin of disfranchise
OTHER WORDS FROM disfranchisedis·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
/ (dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz) /
another word for disenfranchise
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Cultural definitions for disfranchisement
[ (dis-fran-cheyez-muhnt) ]
Removal of the franchise, or right to vote.
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