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disenfranchise

verb To deprive of a right or entitlement.
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In fact the real communals are wearing the secular masks which would have automatically fallen if the Muslims community are disfranchised," Raut said.
Businesses have become a disfranchised, tax-yielding minority who were treated more supportively in the Great Depression when the Business Rate was suspended by politicians possessing considerable industrial experience.
Holmes began by dismissing the mootness argument that federal courts had generally used to avoid deciding cases alleging that citizens had been wrongfully disfranchised.
At its constitutional convention of 1890 (called for the express purpose of removing blacks from the voting booth), Mississippi devised a system that effectively disfranchised most blacks and was variously adopted by other southern states.
The party is appointing everybody, from village heads to the governors of the provinces, even the heads of the universities," says Mustafa echoing a grievance felt by much of the population, from disfranchised young students to sceptical journalists.
And so, finally, voice was explicitly given to a disfranchised mass far larger than the immigrants, including the multitude of Americans whose good sense and outrage have gone unheeded by their current government.
Same-sex marriage, which a decade ago seemed like a logical--and harmless--extension of civil rights to a group of disfranchised citizens, has instead become one of the key rallying points in the Christian Right's attempt to merge religion and politics.
Thus, when women mobilized unprecedented petition campaigns during the early 1830s, abolitionists viewed it as a triumph of "moral suasion"--Congress was morally required to respond, especially because these petitions came from the politically disfranchised.
Voters are disfranchised all the time; Florida made the news--and the courts--only because control of the White House came down to a few votes.
Our votes will be constantly overturned, and we will be effectively disfranchised.
The book looks at how Aborigines have been disfranchised and documents the evidence of mistreatment with a view to making a case for providing some form of compensation.
To avoid the defects of previous litigation, Smith pulled together extensive newspaper reports chronicling the comparative numbers of blacks and whites disfranchised in different counties of Alabama by the new constitution.