Definition of Disenfranchise

1. Verb. Deprive of voting rights.

Exact synonyms: Disfranchise
Generic synonyms: Deprive
Derivative terms: Disenfranchisement, Disfranchisement
Antonyms: Enfranchise



Definition of Disenfranchise

1. v. t. To disfranchise; to deprive of the rights of a citizen.

Definition of Disenfranchise

1. Verb. (transitive) to deprive someone of a franchise, generally their right to vote ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disenfranchise

1. [v -CHISED, -CHISING, -CHISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disenfranchise

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

Literary usage of Disenfranchise

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1. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"... Mr. Caesar Hawkins would disenfranchise the two- Societies of Apothecaries and the University of Durham ; and Mr. Hawkins would abo disenfranchise "the ..."

2. Justice on Trial: Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System by Wade J. Henderson (2000)
"Thirty-two states also disenfranchise felons on parole, while 29 states ... And 14 states even disenfranchise for life ex-felons who have fully serve their ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"... we are unable to agree to the doctrine that an error •of the county clerk in construing a doubtful provision of the law should disenfranchise a large ..."

4. Human Rights Violations in the United States: A Report on U.S. Compliance by Steven R. Shapiro (1993)
"For instance, the New York Constitution was amended to disenfranchise over one ... The California Constitution was similarly amended to disenfranchise ..."

5. Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon by Oregon Supreme Court (1894)
"It would place the power in the hands of a dishonest officer to disenfranchise the voters of his county, as well as cause the defeat of any particular ..."

6. Messages and Documents of J. Frank Hanly: Governor of Indiana, January 9 by James Frank Hanly, Indiana Governor (1905-1909 : Hanly) (1909)
"All experience admonishes of the danger that attends the disenfranchise- ment of a free people. Neither the individual nor the party who does it may expect ..."

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