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disenfranchise

dis·en·fran·chise

disenfranchise

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs ihn fraen chaIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disenfranchised, disenfranchises, disenfranchising
definition 1: to deprive (someone) of a right of citizenship, esp. the right to vote; disfranchise.
Literacy requirements and poll taxes disenfranchised many would-be voters who were illiterate or too poor to pay the tax.
antonyms:
enfranchise
definition 2: to deprive of a franchise, right, or privilege.
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