disfranchised


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dis·fran·chise

 (dĭs-frăn′chīz′)
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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Adj.1.disfranchised - deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote; "labor was voiceless"; "disenfrenchised masses took to the streets"
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They will stay disfranchised at least for 20 years, he added.
King's focus was initially on blacks in America but, before he died, he included a larger narrative of the dispossessed to include Native Americans, the down-trodden of all racial and gender backgrounds and the disfranchised all over the world as part of the beloved community.
poorer, he said and added that as a result, the ultra-rich enjoyed all the boons of life and they had easy access to education, healthcare and other facilities but on the contrary, such facilities of healthcare and education were unavailable to the disfranchised segments of the society.
He said that the time has come that all the political parties and their workers should set aside the traditional politics of weakening each other and utilize their energies for national development and changing lives of the disfranchised segments of the society.
Time has come that all the political parties and their workers should set aside the traditional politics of weakening each other and utilise their energies for national development and changing lives of the disfranchised segments of society.
Meanwhile, Daanish school system is very beneficial for disfranchised communities at the grassroots.
Mansoor's passing away is not only a grievous loss to his family, but a huge setback to the goal of empowering the poor and disfranchised of the country.
The minute you do that every white man who is not educated is disfranchised on the same proposition.
Consequently, the NUD is formed to serve as a psychological buffer to this disfranchised group.
Referring to the organization's (which sponsors young budding athletic, typically disfranchised, talents) dissolution.
Interestingly, the demand that Muslims should be disfranchised is often raised by the RSS leaders.
It means that the millions of uneducated and disfranchised people also own those denominations which has given rise to this kind of uncertainty, chaos and mistrust over the currency all over the country.