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 for disfranchised
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  disfranchised \disfranchised\ adj.
     deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to
     vote. Opposite of enfranchised.
  
     Syn: disenfranchised, voteless.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disfranchise \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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Sir William Fitzwilliam was disfranchised. --Fabyan
                                                    (1509).
     [1913 Webster]
  
           He was partially disfranchised so as to be made
           incapable of taking part in public affairs.
                                                    --Thirlwall.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disfranchised
      adj 1: deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the
             right to vote; "labor was voiceless"; "disenfrenchised
             masses took to the streets" [syn: disenfranchised,
             disfranchised, voiceless, voteless] [ant:
             enfranchised]

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