What does disfranchise mean?

Definitions for disfranchise
dɪsˈfræn tʃaɪzdis·fran·chise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disenfranchise, disfranchiseverb

    deprive of voting rights


  1. disfranchiseverb

    To deprive someone of some privilege, especially the right to vote; to disenfranchise.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Disfranchiseverb

    To deprive of privileges or immunities.

    Etymology: dis and franchise.


  1. disfranchise

    Disfranchise is the act of depriving someone of a legal right or privilege, especially the right to vote. It is often used in the context of groups of people, such as minorities or the incarcerated, who are systematically excluded from political participation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disfranchiseverb

    to deprive of a franchise or chartered right; to dispossess of the rights of a citizen, or of a particular privilege, as of voting, holding office, etc

  2. Etymology: [Cf. Diffranchise.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disfranchise

    dis-fran′chiz, v.t. to deprive of a franchise, or of rights and privileges, esp. that of voting for a M.P.—n. Disfran′chisement.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disfranchise in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disfranchise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of disfranchise in a Sentence

  1. W. E. B. Du Bois:

    It is the growing custom to narrow control, concentrate power, disregard and disfranchise the public; and assuming that certain powers by divine right of money-raising or by sheer assumption, have the power to do as they think best without consulting the wisdom of mankind.


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