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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of disenfranchise.
- adj. Not represented; especially, not having the right to vote.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. deprived of the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote. Opposite of
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- adj. deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
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Since when did the term disenfranchised come to mean my guy didn't win? "
Palin has been disenfranchised from the Tea Baggers and yet she insists that she will speak at their meeting.
It's only relatively recently we've seen this surge of activity, in large part, I think, because the scale of disenfranchised is so much greater now because of the explosion of the criminal justice system over the last several decades.
The final image of Wikus stuck in the slum eating dog food with the rest of the disenfranchised is pretty potent stuff.
The document is supposed to protect the disenfranchised from the enforcement arm of the state.
Are we as technologists [doers] disenfranchised from the people who make decisions?
I agree K, BOTH candidates should have been concerned about the plight of the disenfranchised from the very beginning and not when it favored one or the other.
In other words, it shows that the poor are once again disenfranchised!!!!! cmoore
"A lot of times, when boys get to middle school they are feeling sort of disenfranchised from the educational" experience, said Pamela LaBorde, children's librarian at the Seattle Public Library's Ballard branch.
It's almost as if the word disenfranchised could easily be applied to people of faith.