Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To deprive of a privilege, immunity, or right of citizenship, especially the right to vote; disenfranchise.
  • transitive verb To deprive (a corporation, for example) of a privilege or franchise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To deprive someone of some privilege, especially the right to vote; to disenfranchise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb deprive of voting rights

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Examples

  • Thirty-two states in clear terms disfranchise (or give the

    Woman Suffrage By Federal Constitutional Amendment

  • I have taken it upon myself to challenge and confront those who would disfranchise American

    Dr Gyi

  • The Oligarchy has kicked into high gear, exploiting the social dislocations of the Great Recession to disfranchise, pulverize, bat down, and crush the working middle class.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Civic-Minded Plutocrats

  • The Oligarchy has kicked into high gear, exploiting the social dislocations of the Great Recession to disfranchise, pulverize, bat down, and crush the working middle class.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Civic-Minded Plutocrats

  • Sure your followers will surly vote for you those disfranchise republicans.

    Palin: 'My heart goes out to Huckabee'

  • The Oligarchy has kicked into high gear, exploiting the social dislocations of the Great Recession to disfranchise, pulverize, bat down, and crush the working middle class.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Civic-Minded Plutocrats

  • America to disfranchise Americans of the Muslim faith.

    Dr Gyi

  • The Oligarchy has kicked into high gear, exploiting the social dislocations of the Great Recession to disfranchise, pulverize, bat down, and crush the working middle class.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Civic-Minded Plutocrats

  • To disfranchise women is deliberately to turn from knowledge and grope in ignorance.

    DARKWATER

  • Against this backdrop, the right-of-center government led by Netanyahu appears to be committed to disfranchise Palestinians, suppress opposition, undermine democratic values and forsake the moral tenants on which the state of Israel was created.

    Alon Ben-Meir: Israel Needs a Palestinian State

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