disfranchisement /dis fran"chuyz meuhnt, -chiz-/, n.disfranchiser, n.
/dis fran"chuyz/, v.t., disfranchised, disfranchising.
1. to deprive (a person) of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote.
2. to deprive of a franchise, privilege, or right.
[1425-75; late ME; see DIS-1, FRANCHISE]

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