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suffrage

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noun suf·frage \ˈsə-frij, sometimes -fə-rij\

Simple Definition of suffrage

  • : the right to vote in an election

Full Definition of suffrage

  1. 1 :  a short intercessory prayer usually in a series

  2. 2 :  a vote given in deciding a controverted question or electing a person for an office or trust

  3. 3 :  the right of voting :  franchise; also :  the exercise of such right

Examples of suffrage

  1. women who fought for suffrage

  2. <even as the world entered the 21st century, some nations still did not permit women's suffrage>



Origin of suffrage

in sense 1, from Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin suffragium, from Latin, vote, political support, from suffragari to support with one's vote; in other senses, from Latin suffragium


First Known Use: 14th century



SUFFRAGE Defined for Kids

suffrage

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noun suf·frage \ˈsə-frij\

Definition of suffrage

  1. :  the right to vote





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