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disenfranchise

verb To deprive of a right or entitlement.
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We fail to see how disenfranchising the company's largest shareholder is in the best interest of either York or its many shareholders, employees, customers, vendors and distributors.
Genger and Gottstein's solicitation after ESC threatened to invalidate such proxies, thereby disenfranchising all ESC shareholders who wish to support Messrs.
It adds that, "when a question is to be decided by a requisite percentage of the outstanding shares disenfranchising a discretionary money manager can have the effect of disenfranchising a vast majority, an injustice that we believe occurred at the February 24 meeting, where the will of the majority required to amend the Enersis bylaw was nullified.
First Union's tactics were clearly seen for what they are - a blatant attempt to entrench senior management at all costs by disenfranchising shareholders.
We believe that the Inspector of Election has erred as a matter of law in effectively disenfranchising the beneficial owner of more than 6,000 shares of the company's stock," continued Murphy.