universal suffrage

noun

Definition of universal suffrage

: the right of all adult citizens to vote in an election

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“Universal suffrage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20suffrage. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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