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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of disfranchise.
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- 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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Page 31 disfranchised, which is a practical satire on the universal suffrage dogma to which the American negro and his particular friends have ever been so especially devoted.
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Any member of a corporation may be disfranchised, that is, he may lose his membership in the corporation by acting in such manner as to forfeit his rights under a provision of the by-laws; or he may resign from the corporation by his own voluntary act.
"disfranchised," and found ourselves quartered on the enemy the next morning as the sun rose in all its resplendent glory.
Florida has one of the strictest in the nation, and is home to one-fifth of the 5.3 million Americans disfranchised across the country.
It means few MPs enjoy support from a majority of their constituents; elections are decided by swing voters in a few marginal constituencies; and the majority of voters feel disfranchised, especially in safe seats.
This is the real reason Cameron is against AV, as a fairer voting system would end the two-party system we have, giving a voice to many disfranchised voters.
It's so nice to see the hate and disfranchised exude from the greedy people who finally feel the insecurities and hopelessness of my ancestors.
After a dozen years of halfhearted efforts to achieve political and social reform, leaders north and south agreed to end reconstruction, returning the heirs of the southern aristocracy to power and leaving African Americans disfranchised, destitute, and more racially segregated than they had been before the war.
Further than this, it is argued that many of the disfranchised people recognize these facts.
From such a point of view one easily sees the strength of the demand for the ballot on the part of certain disfranchised classes.