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disenfranchise

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

Simple Definition of disenfranchise

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

Full Definition of disenfranchise

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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 play \-ˌchīz-mənt, -chəz-\ noun

Examples of disenfranchise

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



1664

First Known Use of disenfranchise

1664


DISENFRANCHISE Defined for Kids

disenfranchise

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

Definition of disenfranchise

dis·en·fran·chiseddis·en·fran·chis·ing

  1. :  to deprive of the right to vote

dis·en·fran·chise·ment \-ˈfran-ˌchīz-mənt\ noun



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