disenfranchise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disenfranchise deprive of voting rights
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disenfranchise To disfranchise; to deprive of the rights of a citizen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disenfranchise To disfranchise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disenfranchise dis-en-fran′chiz (rare) to disfranchise: to deprive of suffrage
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Usage

In literature:

The one thing which the white conservatives did when they regained power was to disenfranchise the blacks.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
Disenfranchised or citizens, allies or aliens, pell-mell the lot of them in we will squeeze.
"Lysistrata" by Aristophanes
The whole thing is gone, and for my part I wish they'd disenfranchise the borough.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
His present disenfranchisement will keep him along these lines.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
On bill disenfranchising Liverpool freemen.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
That disenfranchised about half of us right on the spot.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
It returned two members to parliament from 1307 until 1832, but was disenfranchised by the Reform Act.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
The first fruit of the policy of negro enfranchisement and rebel disenfranchisement was the constitutional convention of 1867-68.
"The Reconstruction of Georgia" by Edwin C. Woolley
Twenty-two small boroughs were disenfranchised.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

Vote Fraud, Disenfranchisement Allegations Mar Haitian Election.
The practical effect is that the retail vote is disenfranchised , which typically represents about 17 percent of the vote.
A section is dissolved and permanently disenfranchised from the Governing Council if it falls below 250 members in three successive years.
Astonishingly, under Ohio law a voter can be disenfranchised not through some nefarious plan but through the simple incompetence of poll workers.
Pennsylvania Redefines ' Disenfranchisement ' in Voter ID Trial The Nation.
It's important that no one is disenfranchised.
Like most voters, I find myself disenfranchised with the party-line mud slinging of political campaigns.
Amid the gang wars of Chicago, a former architect is taking in the city's disenfranchised youths and giving them a wrench to restore old hot rods -- at the same time as restoring their own lives.
To the surprise of nobody who isn't a shrieking hysteric or dishonest ideologue, voter ID did not "disenfranchise" or terrorize anyone when implemented in Tennessee during the past election TNReport has the numbers.
"I'm looking for the disenfranchised," Levesque says.
Amid the gang wars of Chicago , a former architect is taking in the city's disenfranchised youths and giving them a wrench to restore old hot rods -- at the same time as restoring their own lives.
Don't you dare disenfranchise our brave troops (Letter to the Editor).
' Displaced doesn't mean disenfranchised'.
Legislation to Expand Access to Voting Processes and Protect Voters from Suppression, Deception, and Other Forms of Disenfranchisement.
Regarding the recent controversy involving voter ID requirements, many have come out against requiring ID due to the fact it might disenfranchise some voters.
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