One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘Yet, we will not achieve full democracy if we only address voter disenfranchisement.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Voting policies and procedures promote disenfranchisement and nonparticipation.’
- ‘To base an entire election on personality in this way only deepens our political disenfranchisement.’
- ‘Over four million Americans will not be voting this year due to state felony disenfranchisement laws.’
- ‘There are also people who are trapped in a cycle of poverty and disenfranchisement.’
- ‘What if they could use their mouths to move people's feet, inviting them to actively oppose institutionalized black disenfranchisement?’
- ‘A lack of public education is a key issue regarding disenfranchisement.’
- ‘Factional power stifles internal debate, runs roughshod over democratic processes and promotes disenfranchisement.’
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