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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.
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Noun1.disenfranchisement - the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
certification, enfranchisement - the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on


n (of person)Aberkennung fder bürgerlichen Ehrenrechte; (of town)Entzug mdes Rechts, einen Abgeordneten ins Parlament zu senden
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This justification bears a resemblance to a modem defense of felon disenfranchisement laws--that felons have broken the social contract, and therefore do not possess the moral competence to participate in elections.
which a divided Court held that felon disenfranchisement was
TRADE unionists, social campaigners and numerous independent observers have long understood that poverty, disenfranchisement, lack of prospects and unemployment are the root causes behind the kind of scenes that we have seen in our cities over the last few days, which is why Matt Raine (Mail, August 10) doesn't join in with the condemnation.
Although many states have tempered their felony voting laws over the past decade, (3) state legislatures on balance remain committed to the disenfranchisement of those who are in prison or on probation.
In addition, Ewald [2005] found that at least five states temporarily or permanently disenfranchise misdemeanants and that many legally eligible voters do not vote because of widespread confusion regarding disenfranchisement laws.
WE APPLAUD BLACK ENTERPRISE AND OUR SISTER organization, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, for bringing attention to the disturbing disenfranchisement of more than 5.
The ECP had declared the result as null and void over the alleged women disenfranchisement forcefully.
However, Lee said that major areas of concern "include the disqualification of many Muslim candidates on grounds related to their citizenship and the citizenship of their parents, and the disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of individuals across Myanmar society.
What we are seeing here is the biggest single disenfranchisement in our history.
They fought within a leftist, Pan-African framework against disenfranchisement, segregation, labor exploitation, and colonialism.
The House also took up a calling attention notice on the disenfranchisement of women voters during the recently-held by-polls in Lower Dir.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The co-founder of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said one of the many ways that the Tories adopted in order to take the helm of power again in the UK was through voters' disenfranchisement which is a mass form of rigging.