disenfranchised


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dis·en·fran·chise

 (dĭs′ĕn-frăn′chīz′)
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.

disenfranchised

(ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzd) politics
adj
(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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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In 2000 Gore and the Democrats ran to the right and thought no one would care about the millions disenfranchised by their intolerant Drug War policy.
Ethics are made inextricable from seeing and passive spectatorship is finally all but disenfranchised, and for all the talk that seems precisely the point.
This gives him a secure base of operations to carry out his role "as the leader of disenfranchised Arabs and other Muslims who seek the liberation of Palestine and the downfall of the authoritarian regimes of the Middle East and absolute monarchies and emirates of the Gulf.
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Others are wondering whether voters may be disenfranchised by use of faulty felon lists, as happened in Florida in 2000.
Above all, Watson gives a voice to the many faithful Christians who served God as Southern Baptists, but were disenfranchised against their will.
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Moreover, he charged, "Saudi money has been funneled into the American Muslim Foundation, which supports prison programs," reiterating that America's "alienated, disenfranchised people are prime targets for radical Islamists who preach a religion of violence, of overcoming oppression by jihad.
The Post has made an enormous difference to the Canadian newspaper scene, not only because it made Canada's so-called national newspaper, the Globe, lose its complacency and strive to become more journalistically respectable, but especially because it gave a voice to disenfranchised Canadians of more conservative persuasion.
A failure to change the system, Wing notes, will leave people of color disenfranchised.
Gore available to complain about being disenfranchised by the court.