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tr.v. dis·fran·chised, dis·fran·chis·ing, dis·fran·chis·es
1. To deprive of a privilege, immunity, or right of citizenship, especially the right to vote; disenfranchise.
2. To deprive (a corporation, for example) of a privilege or franchise.

dis·fran′chise′ment (-chīz′mənt, -chĭz-) n.
dis·fran′chis′er n.
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Noun1.disfranchisement - the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote
discontinuance, discontinuation - the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
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The report labelled the combination of a lack of economic opportunity, democratic fatigue and political disenfranchisement a 'toxic brew', further compounded by increasing terrorist attacks in Africa over the past decade.
Taken together, these papers provide a reader with a very clear understanding of what might be done to move Thailand out of it current depressing morass of political disenfranchisement and societal mistrust.
The conflicts are also noted to have underlying factors such as political disenfranchisement and territorial claims.
This is blamed on the unproductive expenditure of the rich, persistence of low levels of human capital and political disenfranchisement and instability.
Despite developments in agriculture, education and some social services, crime rates in the cities, soon after Independence began to rise, the product perhaps of economic and political disenfranchisement.
Indeed, from the first blues and jazz through to hip-hop, this most elementary form of collective expression became highly politicised in a context of enduring state repression, social exclusion and political disenfranchisement.
Saleh told independent satellite channel Al-Hayah on Tuesday that the amendments to the 2012 constitution drafted by the legal experts' committee rejected the political disenfranchisement law due to its violation of the "generalisation principle", reported state-run news agency MENA.
The court also ruled the Political Disenfranchisement Law - which, if applied could have led to the disqualification of Ahmed Shafiq from Egypt's just-concluded presidential race - to be similarly unconstitutional.
They deal with the country's Parliamentary Elections Law, and the Political Disenfranchisement Law.
Furthermore, stagnating income levels, latent food insecurity, unemployment, and the lack of social perspectives have exacerbated a sense of political disenfranchisement and mistrust toward the public sector," said the report.