disfranchisement :

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  • n  the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote

  • Despite advance talk of Negro "apathy," after nearly a century of disfranchisement the act of voting was, for most, a compelling duty and an unforgettable experience.
  • The second was the public relations war: stoke the anger of African Americans and Jews--for whom disfranchisement strikes a deep chord--throw Austin off balance, keep that .
  • Here there is no disfranchisement of the Negro and there are equal rights for women, all of which makes the Soviet Constitution the most democratic in the world.

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