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.
He was partially disfranchised so as to be made incapable of taking part in public affairs.
© Webster 1913.