|n.||1.||The act of disfranchising, or the state of being disfranchised; deprivation of privileges of citizenship or of chartered immunities.|
|Noun||1.||disfranchisement - the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote|
DISFRANCHISEMENT. The act of depriving a member of a corporation of his
right as such, by expulsion. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 192.
2. It differs from amotion, (q.v.) which is applicable to the removal of an officer from office, leaving him his rights as a member. Willc. on Corp. n. 708; Ang. & Ames on Corp. 237; and see Expulsion.