disenfranchised disenfranchised  /dɪs ɪnf ˈræn ˌtʃaɪzd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. This northern drug route crossed some of China's poorest, most remote territory, connecting the country's disenfranchised minorities in an illicit trade.
  2. City folk disparage them as drunks and hookersthe disenfranchised underbelly of Taiwan.
  3. Okah and his group claim to be championing the disenfranchised residents of the Delta region, who see little benefit from the oil being pumped out from under them.

News

  • Y! Sports: Belichick hates, but can help Tebow

    Bill Belichick threw Tim Tebow a lifeline Monday, giving the disenfranchised football icon a spot on the New England Patriots' roster and, in the process, making a certain Y! Sports columnist (and a knowledgeable organizational source) appear dead wrong in public, which is always an awesome sensation.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

Quotes

  1. "Today's announcement brings us no closer to counting the votes of the nearly 1.7 million people who voted in January. We hope the Obama campaign shares our belief that Florida's voters must be counted and cannot be disenfranchised," Clinton...
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Boston Globe

  2. "As the process moves forward, Minnesota authorities must ensure that no voter is disenfranchised," Reid said in a statement. "A citizen's right to have his or her vote counted is fundamental in our democracy."
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Harry Reid Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "We will continue to speak out for those who have been disenfranchised," Lee said in an interview. "That's our job."
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Barbara Lee Source: FOXNews

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