the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote
Derivationally related forms: ↑disfranchise
Hypernyms: ↑discontinuance, ↑discontinuation

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  • Disfranchisement — (also called disenfranchisement) is the revocation of the right of suffrage (the right to vote) of a person or group of people, or rendering a person s vote less effective, or ineffective. Disfranchisement may occur explicitly through law, or… …   Wikipedia

  • disfranchisement — index disqualification (rejection), infringement, subjection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Disfranchisement — Dis*fran chise*ment, n. The act of disfranchising, or the state of being disfranchised; deprivation of privileges of citizenship or of chartered immunities. [1913 Webster] Sentenced first to dismission from the court, and then to disfranchisement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disfranchisement — noun see disfranchise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disfranchisement — See disfranchise. * * * …   Universalium

  • disfranchisement — noun a) The act of disfranchising. b) The deprivation of the privileges and immunities of citizenship …   Wiktionary

  • disfranchisement — dis fran·chise·ment || ‚dɪs fræntʃɪzmÉ™nt n. taking away of rights which belong to a citizen (i.e. right to vote) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disfranchisement — dis·fran·chise·ment …   English syllables

  • disfranchisement — The act of disfranchising. The act of depriving a member of a corporation of his right as such, by expulsion. It differs from amotion (q.v.) which is applicable to the removal of an officer from office, leaving him his rights as a member. In a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • disfranchisement — The taking away of a franchise, a person s citizenship, or his right of suffrage. The absolute expulsion of a member from a corporation, and the taking away of his franchise of being a member. White v Brownell (NY) 2 Daly 329, 357. See amotion …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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