Definition of Disenfranchised

1. Adjective. Deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote. "Disenfrenchised masses took to the streets"

Exact synonyms: Disfranchised, Voiceless, Voteless
Antonyms: Enfranchised
Derivative terms: Voicelessness



Definition of Disenfranchised

1. Verb. (past of disenfranchise) ¹

2. Adjective. Not represented; especially, not having the right to vote. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disenfranchised

1. disenfranchise [v] - See also: disenfranchise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disenfranchised

disencumber
disencumbered
disencumbering
disencumbers
disencumbrance
disencumbrances
disendow
disendowed
disendower
disendowers
disendowing
disendowment
disendowments
disendows
disenfranchise
disenfranchised
disenfranchises
disenfranchising
disengage
disengaged
disengagedness
disengagement
disengagements
disengager
disengagers
disengages
disengaging
disengagingly

Literary usage of Disenfranchised

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Woman Citizen's Library: A Systematic Course of Reading in Preparation by Shailer Mathews (1913)
"MISCELLANEOUS FACTS AND FIGURES CONCERNING EQUAL SUFFRAGE - Disenfranchised Classes in the United States 1. Unnaturalized men. 2. ..."

2. Human Rights Watch World Report 1999 by Human Rights Watch Staff (1998)
"Thirteen percent of African-American men—1.4 million—were disenfranchised, representing over one-third (36 percent) of the total disenfranchised population. ..."

3. Justice on Trial: Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System by Wade J. Henderson (2000)
"In some states, an offender who receives probation for a single sale of marijuana, or for shoplifting, may be permanently disenfranchised. ..."

4. The Fortnightly Review (1880)
"... that by reason of the unjust and almost insuperable obstruction given to claimants 29729 persons entitled by law to vote are disenfranchised in boroughs ..."

5. English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter Webb (1908)
"... shall be disenfranchised from being a Burgess of this Corporation, having been convicted of being disaffected to His Majesty King George, it was carried ..."

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