disfranchisement
index disqualification (rejection), infringement, subjection

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


disfranchisement
The removal of the rights and privileges inherent in an association with a group; the taking away of the rights of a free citizen, especially the right to vote. Sometimes called disenfranchisement.
The relinquishment of a person's right to membership in a corporation is distinguishable from a motion, which is the act of removing an officer from an office without depriving him or her of membership in the corporate body.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


disfranchisement
The removal of the rights and privileges inherent in an association with a group; the taking away of the rights of a free citizen, especially the right to vote. Sometimes called disenfranchisement.
 
The relinquishment of a person's right to membership in a corporation is distinguishable from a motion, which is the act of removing an officer from an office without depriving him or her of membership in the corporate body.

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  • Disfranchisement — (also called disenfranchisement) is the revocation of the right of suffrage (the right to vote) of a person or group of people, or rendering a person s vote less effective, or ineffective. Disfranchisement may occur explicitly through law, or… …   Wikipedia

  • Disfranchisement — Dis*fran chise*ment, n. The act of disfranchising, or the state of being disfranchised; deprivation of privileges of citizenship or of chartered immunities. [1913 Webster] Sentenced first to dismission from the court, and then to disfranchisement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disfranchisement — noun see disfranchise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disfranchisement — See disfranchise. * * * …   Universalium

  • disfranchisement — noun a) The act of disfranchising. b) The deprivation of the privileges and immunities of citizenship …   Wiktionary

  • disfranchisement — dis fran·chise·ment || ‚dɪs fræntʃɪzmÉ™nt n. taking away of rights which belong to a citizen (i.e. right to vote) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disfranchisement — dis·fran·chise·ment …   English syllables

  • disfranchisement — The act of disfranchising. The act of depriving a member of a corporation of his right as such, by expulsion. It differs from amotion (q.v.) which is applicable to the removal of an officer from office, leaving him his rights as a member. In a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • disfranchisement — The taking away of a franchise, a person s citizenship, or his right of suffrage. The absolute expulsion of a member from a corporation, and the taking away of his franchise of being a member. White v Brownell (NY) 2 Daly 329, 357. See amotion …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • disfranchisement — noun the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote • Derivationally related forms: ↑disfranchise • Hypernyms: ↑discontinuance, ↑discontinuation …   Useful english dictionary

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