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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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