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disenfranchise

verb dis·en·fran·chise \ˌdis-in-ˈfran-ˌchīz\

: to prevent (a person or group of people) from having the right to vote

Full Definition of DISENFRANCHISE

transitive verb
:  to deprive of a franchise, of a legal right, or of some privilege or immunity; especially :  to deprive of the right to vote
dis·en·fran·chise·ment \-ˌchīz-mənt, -chəz-\ noun

Examples of DISENFRANCHISE

  1. They disenfranchised poor people by making property ownership a requirement for registering to vote.

First Known Use of DISENFRANCHISE

1664

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DISENFRANCHISE Defined for Kids

disenfranchise

verb dis·en·fran·chise \ˌdi-sən-ˈfran-ˌchīz\
dis·en·fran·chiseddis·en·fran·chis·ing

Definition of DISENFRANCHISE for Kids

:  to deprive of the right to vote
dis·en·fran·chise·ment \-ˈfran-ˌchīz-mənt\ noun

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