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Word: disenfranchise

Definition: disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise


Sentences Containing 'disenfranchise'

Grandfather clauses exempted voters from requirements such as poll taxes and literacy tests if their grandfathers had been registered voters, and were largely designed to disenfranchise former black slaves and their descendants.
Prime Minister Gordon Sprigg passed it to prevent communal/tribal land-owners from voting and thus to disenfranchise a large proportion of the Cape's Black African citizens who implemented traditional forms of land ownership.
This was intended to disenfranchise the Cape's Xhosa electorate as, coming from a culture with an oral tradition, the majority of Xhosa voters were as yet illiterate.

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