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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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Curtailed access to education compliments disfranchisement in the scenario of civil death and must be addressed in efforts to promote and enhance the civic capacity and participation of current and former prisoners.
7) Black disfranchisement, so common to the South, did not occur in Crump's Memphis; instead, black suffrage became crucial to the maintenance of the Crump machine.
My reservations notwithstanding, I heartily recommend Blum's book for its close attention to the vitality of religious discourse in debates about the course of national destiny and his attempt to place religion alongside other explanations that have been offered to interpret historical shifts that produced a society where blacks were victims of lynching and political disfranchisement (though I think his work complements rather than supplements these works).
The wholesale disfranchisement of Southern black voters occurred during these years, as did the rise and triumph of Jim Crow.
In the American West, the "Chinese Question" captured the center stage of white-dominant political and economic platforms; in the American South, the color divide between blacks and whites would prove to be paramount during and after the post-Civil War Reconstruction era when the tender social and economic freedom gained by southern blacks was challenged with racial violence and new codes of political disfranchisement.
Thernstrom, who is white, says, "We don't need to talk about disfranchisement in the same way anymore.
Behind the disfranchisement and victimization of African-Americans, "Du Bois saw a metaphysic of oppression that was cause and effect.
However, the purpose of the Twenty-Fourth Amendment was not to constrain Congress' taxing power or its ability to raise revenue, but rather to prohibit the effective disfranchisement of individuals by either Congress or the several states.
tyranny" for our Fathers--"a virtual disfranchisement of every
Perhaps one should not worry much about whether the Supreme Court's acceptance of disfranchisement, the subject of little scholarly analysis until now, is better identified with Mills or Giles.