from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deprive of a privilege, an immunity, or a right of citizenship, especially the right to vote; disenfranchise.
- transitive v. To deprive (a corporation, for example) of a privilege or franchise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To deprive someone of some privilege, especially the right to vote; to disenfranchise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive of a franchise or chartered right; to dispossess of the rights of a citizen, or of a particular privilege, as of voting, holding office, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of the rights and privileges of a free citizen; deprive of chartered rights and immunities; deprive of any franchise, especially of the right of voting in elections. Formerly sometimes written diffranchise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of voting rights
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