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disenfranchise

verb To deprive of a right or entitlement.
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60) This was, after all, the catalyst that assembled the convention to disfranchise voters on the basis of race and class.
This refusal to register the blacks was part of a general scheme to disfranchise them .
Many whites upheld Mississippi as a case study that demonstrated the imagined link between social equality and "negro criminality," and it is plain how such arguments fueled movements to disfranchise African American men.
Sources inside the ruling PPP told that the government would never commit the mistake to disfranchise the parliament and opposition parties would be taken into confidence over any resolution.
That proposed voting measure, which does not permit the use of a government-issued student identification card as an acceptable form of identification at the polls (but which approves the use of a concealed weapons permit for such purposes), would disfranchise students who only possess a student identification.
33] When Pennsylvania's Constitution was revised in 1838 to disfranchise free black men in the name of expanding white manhood suffrage, young black male reformers leapt forward to challenge it.
Now we submit that by the same course of reasoning these gentlemen might speedily and completely disfranchise themselves and not allow themselves to vote for a member of the Legislature or indeed any other officers.
This practice essentially disfranchises individuals from access to conventional markets.