Dis*fran"chise (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disfranchised (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disfranchising.] [Cf. Diffranchise.]

To deprive of a franchise or chartered right; to dispossess of the rights of a citizen, or of a particular privilege, as of voting, holding office, etc.

Sir William Fitzwilliam was disfranchised. Fabyan (1509).

He was partially disfranchised so as to be made incapable of taking part in public affairs. Thirlwall.


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