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Definition of "disfranchisement" [dis•fran•chise•ment]

  • The act of disfranchising. (noun)
  • The deprivation of the privileges and immunities of citizenship. (noun)

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Use "disfranchisement" in a sentence
  • "Robert Smith, field coordinator of the Alabama Democratic Party Black Caucus explains, The current system of disfranchisement is incredibly unfair."
  • "That a majority of the women of the United States accept, without protest, the disabilities which grow out of their disfranchisement is simply an evidence of their ignorance and cowardice, while the minority who demand a higher political status clearly prove their superior intelligence and wisdom."
  • "Everyone who uses those arguments has already assumed the longterm disfranchisement and marginalization of that majority of the Palestinian people forced to live in complete exile from their homeland for, in many cases, the past 60 years ..."