Disfranchise
Disfranchise 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. [1913 Webster]

Sir William Fitzwilliam was disfranchised. --Fabyan (1509). [1913 Webster]

He was partially disfranchised so as to be made incapable of taking part in public affairs. --Thirlwall. [1913 Webster]


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  • disfranchise — dis·fran·chise /dis fran ˌchīz/ vt chised, chis·ing: to deprive of a franchise, of a legal right, or of some privilege or immunity; esp: to deprive of the right to vote Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • disfranchise — [dis fran′chīz΄] vt. disfranchised, disfranchising DISENFRANCHISE disfranchisement [dis fran′chīz mənt, dis fran′chizmənt] n …   English World dictionary

  • disfranchise — disenfranchise, disfranchise meaning ‘to deprive of a vote’, have both been in the language for several centuries. At present disenfranchise is the more common of the two. Both verbs should be spelt ise, not ize. See ise …   Modern English usage

  • disfranchise — transitive verb Date: 15th century disenfranchise • disfranchisement noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disfranchise — disfranchisement /dis fran chuyz meuhnt, chiz /, n. disfranchiser, n. /dis fran chuyz/, v.t., disfranchised, disfranchising. 1. to deprive (a person) of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote. 2. to deprive of a franchise, privilege, or… …   Universalium

  • disfranchise — verb To deprive someone of some privilege, especially the right to vote; to disenfranchise …   Wiktionary

  • disfranchise — dis|fran|chise [dısˈfræntʃaız] v [T] to ↑disenfranchise someone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disfranchise — dis·fran·chise || ‚dɪs fræntʃaɪz v. take away rights which belong to a citizen (i.e. right to vote) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disfranchise — verb another term for disenfranchise …   English new terms dictionary

  • disfranchise — v. a. Deprive of a franchise, deprive of chartered rights or the privileges of a citizen …   New dictionary of synonyms

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