1. the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote
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How To Use disfranchisement In A Sentence

  • Everyone who uses those arguments has already assumed the longterm disfranchisement and marginalization of that majority of the Palestinian people forced to live in complete exile from their homeland for, in many cases, the past 60 years ... Charlottesville Blogs
  • Robert Smith, field coordinator of the Alabama Democratic Party Black Caucus explains, The current system of disfranchisement is incredibly unfair. Election 2000 Across the South
  • Page 8 year 1904, in connection with the effort to introduce "disfranchisement" and "jim-crow" conditions into this State. Men of Maryland
  • ‡ Losing the right to vote, called disfranchisement, is most commonly caused by failing to reregister, a procedure that is required every time a person changes residence. franchise
  • But the end is not yet, for we hear of other oppressive measures, such as disfranchisement and the like. Before the War, and After the Union; An Autobiography
  • Lastly, Solon decreed that all those who had been condemned by the archons to _atimy_ (civil disfranchisement) should be restored to their full privileges of citizens -- excepting, however, from this indulgence those who had been condemned by the Ephetæ, or by the Areopagus, or by the Phylo-Basileis (the four kings of the tribes), after trial in the The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01
  • We do not mean to imply that the two things had any connection, yet it is a fact that just about this time a movement was obtaining throughout the Southern States by which the Constitutions of very many of the States were so altered as to admit of the "disfranchisement" of the great body of colored voters in that section of the country. History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church
  • Second, Section 5 singled out race-based denials of voting rights as the only kind of disfranchisement that justified aggressive federal protection. Election Law
  • That a majority of the women of the United States accept, without protest, the disabilities which grow out of their disfranchisement is simply an evidence of their ignorance and cowardice, while the minority who demand a higher political status clearly prove their superior intelligence and wisdom. Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897
  • The persecution policy against the Jews commenced with nonviolent measures, such as disfranchisement and discriminations against their religion, and the placing of impediments in the way of success in economic life. Balkinization
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