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Disfranchisement   Listen
Disfranchisement  n.  The act of disfranchising, or the state of being disfranchised; deprivation of privileges of citizenship or of chartered immunities. "Sentenced first to dismission from the court, and then to disfranchisement and expulsion from the colony."

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"Disfranchisement" Quotes from Famous Books

... churchly and polygamous rule. Here was an opportunity for them to say to the Government: "This is not what we meant by suffrage, nor what we desire suffrage to be used for. We approve this real disfranchisement." Did they do anything of the kind? Far from it. In 1876 they passed the following: "Resolved, That, the right of suffrage being vested in the women of Utah by their constitutional and lawful enfranchisement, and by six years of use, we denounce the proposition about to be again presented to ...
— Woman and the Republic • Helen Kendrick Johnson

... taxation and representation. "The very act of taxing," said he, "exercised over those who are not represented, appears to me to be depriving them of one of their most essential rights; and, if continued seems to be, in effect, an entire disfranchisement of every civil right. For what one civil right is worth a rush, after a man's property is subject to be taken from him at pleasure, without ...
— James Otis The Pre-Revolutionist • John Clark Ridpath

Words linked to "Disfranchisement" :   discontinuance, disfranchise

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