woman suffrage

noun

Definition of woman suffrage 

: possession and exercise of suffrage by women

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This gap enabled women to play a new and indispensible role in the workforce during the crucial period just before the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women suffrage in the United States two years later. Smithsonian, "How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Helped Advance Women’s Rights," 3 Mar. 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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