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Meaning of DISFRANCHISE

Pronunciation:  dis'franchIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  deprive of voting rights
 

DISFRANCHISE is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: disenfranchise
 
 Antonyms: enfranchise
 
 See Also: deprive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*fran"chise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Disfranchised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disfranchising}.] [Cf.
{Diffranchise}.]
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.

      Sir William Fitzwilliam was disfranchised. --Fabyan
                                               (1509).

      He was partially disfranchised so as to be made
      incapable of taking part in public affairs.
                                               --Thirlwall.

 

 

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