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disfranchised


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  Sir  William  Fitzwilliam  was  disfranchised.  --Fabyan 
  (1509). 
 
  He  was  partially  disfranchised  so  as  to  be  made 
  incapable  of  taking  part  in  public  affairs. 
  --Thirlwall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disfranchised 
  adj  :  deprived  of  the  rights  of  citizenship  especially  the  right 
  to  vote  [syn:  {disenfranchised},  {voteless}]  [ant:  {enfranchised}] 




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