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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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disfranchise

(dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz)
vb
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another word for disenfranchise
2. (Commerce) another word for disenfranchise
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dis•fran•chise

(dɪsˈfræn tʃaɪz)

v.t. -chised, -chis•ing.
to disenfranchise.
[1425–75]
dis•fran′chise•ment (-tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-) n.
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disfranchise


Past participle: disfranchised
Gerund: disfranchising

Imperative
disfranchise
disfranchise
Present
I disfranchise
you disfranchise
he/she/it disfranchises
we disfranchise
you disfranchise
they disfranchise
Preterite
I disfranchised
you disfranchised
he/she/it disfranchised
we disfranchised
you disfranchised
they disfranchised
Present Continuous
I am disfranchising
you are disfranchising
he/she/it is disfranchising
we are disfranchising
you are disfranchising
they are disfranchising
Present Perfect
I have disfranchised
you have disfranchised
he/she/it has disfranchised
we have disfranchised
you have disfranchised
they have disfranchised
Past Continuous
I was disfranchising
you were disfranchising
he/she/it was disfranchising
we were disfranchising
you were disfranchising
they were disfranchising
Past Perfect
I had disfranchised
you had disfranchised
he/she/it had disfranchised
we had disfranchised
you had disfranchised
they had disfranchised
Future
I will disfranchise
you will disfranchise
he/she/it will disfranchise
we will disfranchise
you will disfranchise
they will disfranchise
Future Perfect
I will have disfranchised
you will have disfranchised
he/she/it will have disfranchised
we will have disfranchised
you will have disfranchised
they will have disfranchised
Future Continuous
I will be disfranchising
you will be disfranchising
he/she/it will be disfranchising
we will be disfranchising
you will be disfranchising
they will be disfranchising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disfranchising
you have been disfranchising
he/she/it has been disfranchising
we have been disfranchising
you have been disfranchising
they have been disfranchising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disfranchising
you will have been disfranchising
he/she/it will have been disfranchising
we will have been disfranchising
you will have been disfranchising
they will have been disfranchising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disfranchising
you had been disfranchising
he/she/it had been disfranchising
we had been disfranchising
you had been disfranchising
they had been disfranchising
Conditional
I would disfranchise
you would disfranchise
he/she/it would disfranchise
we would disfranchise
you would disfranchise
they would disfranchise
Past Conditional
I would have disfranchised
you would have disfranchised
he/she/it would have disfranchised
we would have disfranchised
you would have disfranchised
they would have disfranchised
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disfranchise - deprive of voting rights
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
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One cannot disfranchise deserving candidates just because they happen to be related to a government minister.'
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Section 2 of the amendment, which the author claims was meant to disfranchise for treason and acts of disloyalty to the union, was used instead to disfranchise black offenders in particular, and the black race in general.
Giles's challenge to the new Alabama Constitution of 1901--a document which was designed to disfranchise and had the effect of disfranchising African Americans.
It indicates a lack of confidence in the system, and it can be coupled with the lower turn-outs in elections, where it seems voters disfranchise themselves.
The bill would have expressed the sense of Congress that it: would condemn election procedures that dilute and disfranchise the minority vote and any person acting under color of law or intimidating, or denying eligible persons the right to vote; would recognize the importance of the 15th amendment; and would reaffirm its commitment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.