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disenfranchise

verb To deprive of a right or entitlement.
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Companies must get beyond the fear of disenfranchising agents and brokers to sell insurance directly.
are accused of "disenfranchising" grass roots medical staff members.
Marc Mauer, assistant director of the Sentencing Project and co-author of the voting report, likens the practice of disenfranchising felons to Jim Crow literacy tests and poll taxes.
Indeed, it's a history that should tell us something about the distinct injustice of permanently disenfranchising ex-felons, whatever their race.
Mississippi led the way in 1890 by replacing a constitutional provision disenfranchising citizens convicted of "any crime" with a narrower section barring only those convicted of certain petty crimes that blacks were supposedly more likely than whites to commit.
We are disenfranchising the victims of the war on drugs."