disfranchised disfranchised

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Some of the disfranchised had lost their votes after the deadline for appeal.
  2. For a quarter of a century, disfranchised residents of Washington have agitated for a vote.
  3. For now and the foreseeable future, migrant workers are China's largest group of disfranchised citizens.

Quotes

  1. "Once the Negro was disfranchised, everything else necessary for white supremacy could be done," Franklin said.
    on Oct 3, 2006 By: Benjamin Franklin Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. "In reality," Kautsky writes, "the capitalists alone cannot be disfranchised. What is a capitalist in the legal sense of the term? A property-owner? Even in a country which has advanced so far along the path of economic progress as Germany, where...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Karl Kautsky Source: Workers' Liberty

  3. "It is all right to delist and require the reregistration of those who have opted not to exercise their right to vote, but I'm really concerned that even new registrants are being disfranchised even if they were qualified to vote. That, to me, is...
    on Aug 12, 2009 By: Edgardo Angara Source: Business Mirror

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