disenfranchise


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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.

disenfranchise

(ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz) or

disfranchise

vb (tr)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to deprive (a person) of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to deprive (a place) of the right to send representatives to an elected body
3. (Commerce) to deprive (a business concern, etc) of some privilege or right
4. to deprive (a person, place, etc) of any franchise or right
disenfranchisement, disˈfranchisement n

dis•en•fran•chise

(ˌdɪs ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz) also

disfranchise,



v.t. -chised, -chis•ing.
1. to deprive (a person) of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote.
2. to deprive of a franchise, privilege, or right.
[1620–30]
dis`en•fran′chise•ment (-tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-) n.

disenfranchise


Past participle: disenfranchised
Gerund: disenfranchising

Imperative
disenfranchise
disenfranchise
Present
I disenfranchise
you disenfranchise
he/she/it disenfranchises
we disenfranchise
you disenfranchise
they disenfranchise
Preterite
I disenfranchised
you disenfranchised
he/she/it disenfranchised
we disenfranchised
you disenfranchised
they disenfranchised
Present Continuous
I am disenfranchising
you are disenfranchising
he/she/it is disenfranchising
we are disenfranchising
you are disenfranchising
they are disenfranchising
Present Perfect
I have disenfranchised
you have disenfranchised
he/she/it has disenfranchised
we have disenfranchised
you have disenfranchised
they have disenfranchised
Past Continuous
I was disenfranchising
you were disenfranchising
he/she/it was disenfranchising
we were disenfranchising
you were disenfranchising
they were disenfranchising
Past Perfect
I had disenfranchised
you had disenfranchised
he/she/it had disenfranchised
we had disenfranchised
you had disenfranchised
they had disenfranchised
Future
I will disenfranchise
you will disenfranchise
he/she/it will disenfranchise
we will disenfranchise
you will disenfranchise
they will disenfranchise
Future Perfect
I will have disenfranchised
you will have disenfranchised
he/she/it will have disenfranchised
we will have disenfranchised
you will have disenfranchised
they will have disenfranchised
Future Continuous
I will be disenfranchising
you will be disenfranchising
he/she/it will be disenfranchising
we will be disenfranchising
you will be disenfranchising
they will be disenfranchising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disenfranchising
you have been disenfranchising
he/she/it has been disenfranchising
we have been disenfranchising
you have been disenfranchising
they have been disenfranchising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disenfranchising
you will have been disenfranchising
he/she/it will have been disenfranchising
we will have been disenfranchising
you will have been disenfranchising
they will have been disenfranchising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disenfranchising
you had been disenfranchising
he/she/it had been disenfranchising
we had been disenfranchising
you had been disenfranchising
they had been disenfranchising
Conditional
I would disenfranchise
you would disenfranchise
he/she/it would disenfranchise
we would disenfranchise
you would disenfranchise
they would disenfranchise
Past Conditional
I would have disenfranchised
you would have disenfranchised
he/she/it would have disenfranchised
we would have disenfranchised
you would have disenfranchised
they would have disenfranchised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disenfranchise - deprive of voting rights
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
enfranchise - grant voting rights
Translations

disenfranchise

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] VTprivar del derecho de voto

disenfranchise

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] vt
(not allow to vote) [+ person] → priver du droit de vote
(COMMERCE) (= remove franchise of) [+ company] → retirer la franchise à

disenfranchise

vt
persondie bürgerlichen Ehrenrechte aberkennen (+dat); towndas Recht nehmen, einen Abgeordneten ins Parlament zu senden (+dat)
(Comm) → die Konzession entziehen (+dat)

disenfranchise

[ˈdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] vtprivare del diritto di voto (Comm) → togliere il privilegio commerciale a
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