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tr.v. dis·en·fran·chised, dis·en·fran·chis·ing, dis·en·fran·chis·es
To disfranchise.

dis′en·fran′chise′ment (-chīz′mənt, -chĭz-) n.


(ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzd) politics
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) deprived of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship
pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the disenfranchised people who are deprived of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship
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Adj.1.disenfranchised - deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote; "labor was voiceless"; "disenfrenchised masses took to the streets"
enfranchised - endowed with the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
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The aggressor molests the victim, who finds herself or himself disenfranchised.
An Answer to Disenfranchised Students: High School Credit-Recovery and Acceleration Programs Increasing Graduation Rates for Disenfranchised, Disengaged, and At-Risk Students at Nontraditional Alternative High Schools
Charlotte said: "I know that the majority of people feel theyare not being listened to, and are becoming increasingly disenfranchised by the Westminster parties and London-centric media outlets.
The move comes after legislation changes have left thousands disenfranchised - a situation blasted as unfair and undemocratic by two city politicians.
Claire Danes has been involved with Afghan Hands, which supports disenfranchised Afghan women, for years, and her interest in the lives of Afghan women started when she was still young.
In the United States, the civil rights of disenfranchised people are adversely affected by various social, regional, and federal policies.
Each narrative is accompanied by commentary by Shirley Scott, MS, a registered nurse, grief counselor, and thanatologist, who reflects on the issues and patterns of disenfranchised grief, the reasons people might grieve after the death of an ex-spouse, and how this is normal.
On Election Day urban voters were further systematically disenfranchised.
General grief reactions to pet loss are discussed, along with the negative impact of disenfranchised grief for pet bereavement.
The judge threw out the option in an attempt to protect voters from being disenfranchised, but the result is exactly the opposite.
According to The Sentencing Project's 2012 report, there are currently about 350,000 disenfranchised ex-offenders in the state.