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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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On Tuesday, over 1,000 women in Lower Dir exercised their right to vote, a sign that their disenfranchisement in the area may be coming to a long overdue end.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has congratulated Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking notice of disenfranchisement of overseas Pakistanis .
The militant Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) said the extension of martial law in Mindanao isa means to crush opposition to the planned disenfranchisement of thousands of informal settlers in Marawi City as well as to resistance to demolitions against urban poor communities all over Mindanao.
Studies indicate that former prisoners who have voting rights restored are less likely to reoffend, and that disenfranchisement hinders their rehabilitation and reintegration into their community.
While Trump's inaugural address hints of a departure from the overarching policy of US market expansionism and military interventionism, the rhetoric he has adopted as early as the controversial US presidential race reveals that, above anything else, his platform is premised on a politics of exclusion-hounded by the shadow of massive disenfranchisement of groups and sectors that the US supposedly needs protection from.
Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen (2008) explain that "civil death" (Latin: civiliter mortuus) and contemporary modern day variants of disenfranchisement laws are rooted in medieval Europe, evolving from ancient Greece's atimia and ancient Rome's infamia (Stanley & Weaver, 2014; Levine, 2009).
Felon disenfranchisement is one of the greatest threats to our democracy and to our human rights.
Blair's foreign and home policies throughout his Premiership caused mass disenfranchisement within Britain.
The two groups said such policy has resulted in voter disenfranchisement in the May 2010 and 2013 polls.
The ECP had declared the result as null and void over the alleged women disenfranchisement forcefully.
The year Ghent stood before Bush at the podium, the consequences of felon disenfranchisement were particularly profound.
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.