disenfranchised :

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dis inf ranchahyzd

  • v  deprive of voting rights
  • a  deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote

  • When he speaks of "my people," Zidane refers not necessarily to all of France, but more specifically to the disenfranchised youths on the mean streets of Le Castellane, the .
  • This northern drug route crossed some of China's poorest, most remote territory, connecting the country's disenfranchised minorities in an illicit trade.
  • City folk disparage them as drunks and hookersthe disenfranchised underbelly of Taiwan.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Boston Globe
    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...
  • Harry Reid in San Francisco Chronicle
    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."
  • Barbara Lee in FOXNews
    We will continue to speak out for those who have been disenfranchised,Lee said in an interview. "That's our job."

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