Meaning of disenfranchisement in English:


(also disfranchisement)

Pronunciation /ˌdɪs(ɪ)nˈfrantʃɪzm(ə)nt/


mass noun
  • The state of being deprived of a right or privilege, especially the right to vote.

    ‘the widespread disenfranchisement of minority voters’
    • ‘the decision fuelled a sense of disenfranchisement’
    • ‘A lack of public education is a key issue regarding disenfranchisement.’
    • ‘To base an entire election on personality in this way only deepens our political disenfranchisement.’
    • ‘Factional power stifles internal debate, runs roughshod over democratic processes and promotes disenfranchisement.’
    • ‘Yet, we will not achieve full democracy if we only address voter disenfranchisement.’
    • ‘Voting policies and procedures promote disenfranchisement and nonparticipation.’
    • ‘What if they could use their mouths to move people's feet, inviting them to actively oppose institutionalized black disenfranchisement?’
    • ‘Over four million Americans will not be voting this year due to state felony disenfranchisement laws.’
    • ‘There's a big voter disenfranchisement scheme unfolding in Missouri this week.’
    • ‘This has simply compounded the sense of alienation and disenfranchisement felt by many people.’
    • ‘There are also people who are trapped in a cycle of poverty and disenfranchisement.’