Meaning of “disenfranchise” in the English Dictionary

"disenfranchise" in English

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disenfranchiseverb [ T ]

uk /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈfræn.tʃaɪz/ us /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈfræn.tʃaɪz/ US also disfranchise
disenfranchisement
noun [ U ] /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈfræn.tʃaɪz.mənt/ /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈfræn.tʃaɪz.mənt/

There was a systematic disenfranchisement of people of color and poor people.

Examples from literature

  • For the edification of the possible reader who is entirely uninformed, it may be explained that women are not entirely disenfranchised in the United States. 

(Definition of “disenfranchise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disenfranchise" in American English

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disenfranchiseverb [ T ]

/ˌdɪs·ənˈfræn·tʃɑɪz/

politics & government to take away a person’s right to vote

(Definition of “disenfranchise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)