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Definition of "disfranchise" [dis•fran•chise]

  • To deprive of a privilege, an immunity, or a right of citizenship, especially the right to vote; disenfranchise. (verb-transitive)
  • To deprive (a corporation, for example) of a privilege or franchise. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disfranchise" in a sentence
  • "Thirty-two states in clear terms disfranchise (or give the"
  • "I have taken it upon myself to challenge and confront those who would disfranchise American"
  • "America to disfranchise Americans of the Muslim faith."