Sentence Examples with the word DISFRANCHISE

The Spartan patriciate could afford to disfranchise some of its own members.

The obvious intention was to disfranchise illiterate negroes, but not illiterate whites.

With other radical Republicans Davis was a bitter opponent of Lincoln's plan for the reconstruction of the southern states, and on the 15th of February 1864 he reported from committee a bill placing the process of reconstruction under the control of Congress, and stipulating that the Confederate states, before resuming their former status in the Union, must disfranchise all important civil and military officers of the Confederacy, abolish slavery, and repudiate all debts incurred by or with the sanction of the Confederate government.