Definition of Disenfranchise: deprive (someone) of the right to vote/ deprive (someone) of a right or privilege

Definition of Dispossess: deprive (someone) of land, property, or other possessions

Sentence example: The work Mother Theresa did in India really challenged the entrenched notion of caste and gender roles and she worked very closely with lepers and other people who were disenfranchised, marginalized and dispossessed.

The Power Memory Strategy:

  • Disenfranchise: link to dis-, i.e. deprive; remove & link to –franchise, i.e. freedom ⇒ deprive someone of freedom
  • Dispossess: link to dis-, i.e. deprive; remove & link to –possess, i.e. possession; property ⇒ deprive someone of possessions
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