"Disenfranchisement" Listed as Obsolete

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 18 21:26:13 UTC 2011

I realize that the OED entry for the word "disenfranchisement" has probably not been edited since 1896, but it is interesting that the OED lists this common word (687,000 Google hits) as being obsolete.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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