To deprive of a privilege, right, or power.
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.
To deprive of the rights of citizenship, esp. of the right to vote.
To take away from an individual or group the ability to exercise a right, such as the right to vote.
Origin of disenfranchise
- From dis- + enfranchise