The word “disenfranchise” refers to the act of depriving someone of their rights, particularly their right to vote or participate in the political process. It can also refer to the removal of privileges or opportunities that are typically available to a certain group of people.

Interesting fact: The term “disenfranchise” originated from the combination of the prefix “dis-” meaning “to remove” or “to deprive” and the word “enfranchise” meaning “to grant the right to vote.” The concept of disenfranchisement has been historically associated with various forms of discrimination and oppression, such as racial segregation and gender inequality.