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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ If you don't get your name on the electoral register you may be disenfranchised.
▪ Nor was it in 1967, when decisions to disenfranchise as well as to enfranchise were a possibility.
▪ Under the new régime we would be the first province to disenfranchise them.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Disenfranchise \Dis`en*fran"chise\, v. t. To disfranchise; to deprive of the rights of a citizen. -- Dis`en*fran"chise*ment, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"deprive of civil or electoral privileges," 1640s, from dis- + enfranchise. Earlier form was disfranchise (mid-15c.). Related: Disenfranchised; disenfranchisement.


vb. (context transitive English) to deprive someone of a franchise, generally their right to vote


v. deprive of voting rights [syn: disfranchise] [ant: enfranchise]

Usage examples of "disenfranchise".

Ollie and his gang would end up with the book thrown at them, incarcerated in the Blue Disenfranchised Persons Reserve for the rest of their miserable lives.

Democratic voters were disenfranchised in Florida before the 2000 election.

He suppressed the suppressible underclass and dicked the disenfranchised as dickable Dick Contino surrogates.

For instance, he is always getting his paintings of disenfranchised American youths hung up in the caf.

You go around making these paintings of these disenfranchised kids—and they are really great, don’t get me wrong.

Despite the fact that Lakesh often referred to Cerberus as a sanctuary, Kane was fairly certain he had never envisioned it as a general refuge for the disenfranchised of the Out-lands.

If they're disenfranchised, he encourages their rage, not their liberation.

Nonspinners good, bad, and indifferent-along with some heavily disenfranchised and a small lunatic fringe.

You can't change a disenfranchised people into a politically aware society in a month or two, it takes years.

Think of it, a downtrodden indigent from a disenfranchised people-in rags and maybe holding my stomach from hunger.

The poor and disenfranchised take to the streets, while the rich and computer-equipped, safe in their bedrooms, chatter over their modems.

Will the electronic frontier be another Land of Opportunity-- or an armed and monitored enclave, where the disenfranchised snuggle on their cardboard at the locked doors of our houses of justice?

Will the electronic frontier be another Land of Opportunity--or an armed and monitored enclave, where the disenfranchised snuggle on their cardboard at the locked doors of our houses of justice?

Attacks on the Council's authority, like threats to the Council's safety, came not from the police, but from disenfranchised political groups on Earth - lib ertarians who opposed both UMC and UMCP hege mony.

Therefore in complex, almost indefinable ways the guttergangs began to lose their mystique, their attraction for the lost and disenfranchised of the planet.