disenfranchisement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disenfranchisement the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disenfranchisement Disfranchisement.
    • ***

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
***

In news:

300 voters in Saratoga County disenfranchised because of redistricting delays.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and other state Republican officials insist that new laws like the voter ID law requiring a photograph does not disenfranchise voters.
Green presidential candidate seeks to energize the disenfranchised .
A law, however, is only as good as the people who enforce it and, once again, the Voting Section is making decisions that will disenfranchise military voters in 2010.
To make sure minorities aren't disenfranchised on Tuesday.
Currently, more than 4.4 million citizens who are no longer incarcerated are disenfranchised .
In 2011, Iowa Gov Terry Branstad reinstated felony disenfranchisement restrictions that former Governor Tom Vilsack eliminated in 2005.
In Superstorm's Wake, Concerns About Widespread Disenfranchisement in New Jersey The Nation.
) According to PPI's data, a full 9 percent of Florida's voting-age population is disenfranchised because they have at one time been incarcerated.
The state of Florida has an unfortunate history of disenfranchising voters.
While liberals have downplayed the impact of voter fraud and warned that photo ID requirements will disenfranchise minority voters, 73 percent of the voting public says that these laws are not discriminatory.
Millions of Americans are disenfranchised by Republican-sponsored voter restriction laws.
The Supreme Court decided on Friday to review Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which has been crucial in combating efforts to disenfranchise minority voters.
There's a group of people working this election season to make sure that the disenfranchised, senior citizens, minorities and Democratic voters don't show up to the polls on November 6.
In the last week, federal courts have delivered major victories against voter- suppression legislation that seeks to disenfranchise millions of registered voters this November.
***