household franchise

noun

Definition of household franchise

: the right of voting in parliamentary and other elections in Great Britain restricted before 1918 to householders

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First Known Use of household franchise

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Household franchise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/household%20franchise. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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