disenfranchise

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dis- +‎ enfranchise

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  • IPA(key): /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈfɹæn.tʃaɪz/
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disenfranchise (third-person singular simple present disenfranchises, present participle disenfranchising, simple past and past participle disenfranchised)

  1. (transitive) to deprive someone of a franchise, generally their right to vote
    • 2020 November 7, Chelsea Janes, “Kamala Harris, daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, elected nation’s first female vice president”, in Washington Post[1]:
      Harris’s victory comes 55 years after the Voting Rights Act abolished laws that disenfranchised Black Americans, 36 years after the first woman ran on a presidential ticket and four years after Democrats were devastated by the defeat of Hillary Clinton

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