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tr.v. dis·en·fran·chised, dis·en·fran·chis·ing, dis·en·fran·chis·es
To disfranchise.

dis′en·fran′chise′ment (-chīz′mənt, -chĭz-) n.
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(ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzd) politics
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) deprived of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship
pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the disenfranchised people who are deprived of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship
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Adj.1.disenfranchised - deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote; "labor was voiceless"; "disenfrenchised masses took to the streets"
enfranchised - endowed with the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
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A champion of the disenfranchised, the disabled, and those most in need of quality health care, he will be sorely missed.
According to St Cherie of the Eternal Martyrdom, she was "disenfranchised" when she was the PM's missus and believes that "a First Lady can have influence but cannot be seen to have power."
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The article suggests that the Lutheran Confessions, properly understood, can incorporate marginalized or disenfranchised "fragments" in radical and prophetic ways.
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