What does disfranchisement mean?

Definitions for disfranchisement
-tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-dis·fran·chise·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disfranchisementnoun

    the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote


  1. disfranchisementnoun

    The act of disfranchising.

  2. disfranchisementnoun

    The deprivation of the privileges and immunities of citizenship.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disfranchisementnoun

    The act of depriving of privileges. Dict.

    Etymology: from disfranchise.


  1. disfranchisement

    Disfranchisement refers to the denial or revocation of the right to vote, or suffrage, either to specific groups of people or individuals, often enacted by discriminatory laws or practices. It can also refer to other rights being revoked, such as holding public office.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disfranchisementnoun

    the act of disfranchising, or the state disfranchised; deprivation of privileges of citizenship or of chartered immunities


  1. Disfranchisement

    Disfranchisement is the revocation of the right of suffrage of a person or group of people, or rendering a person's vote less effective, or ineffective. Disfranchisement may occur explicitly through law, or implicitly by intimidation or by placing unreasonable requirements.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disfranchisement in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disfranchisement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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