- To disenfranchise is defined as to take away someone's right to vote or to deprive someone of power, rights and privileges.
When certain segments of the population are deprived of their right to vote or of a position of power in society, this is an example of a time when you disenfranchise that segment of society.
disenfranchise definition by Webster's New World
- disenfranchisement noun
disenfranchise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb dis·en·fran·chised, dis·en·fran·chis·ing, dis·en·fran·chis·es
- disˌen·franˈchiseˌment noun
disenfranchise - Legal Definition