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suf·frage

 (sŭf′rĭj)
n.
1.
a. The right or privilege of voting; franchise.
b. The exercise of such a right.
2. A vote cast in deciding a disputed question or in electing a person to office.
3. A short intercessory prayer.

[Middle English, intercessory prayer, from Old French, from Medieval Latin suffrāgium, from Latin, the right to vote, from suffrāgārī, to express support; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

suffrage

(ˈsʌfrɪdʒ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right to vote, esp in public elections; franchise
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the exercise of such a right; casting a vote
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporting vote
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a prayer, esp a short intercessory prayer
[C14: from Latin suffrāgium]

suf•frage

(ˈsʌf rɪdʒ)

n.
1. the right to vote, esp. in a political election.
2. a vote given in favor of a proposed measure, candidate, or the like.
3. a prayer, esp. a short intercessory prayer or petition.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin suffrāgium voting tablet, vote = Latin suffrāg(ārī) to vote for, support + -ium -ium1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suffrage - a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitutionsuffrage - a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; "American women got the vote in 1920"
universal suffrage - suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country
enfranchisement, franchise - a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

suffrage

noun right to vote, vote, franchise, voice, ballot, consent, enfranchisement the women's suffrage movement

suffrage

noun
The right or chance to express an opinion or participate in a decision:
Informal: say-so.
Translations
إقْتِراع، تَصْويتحَق الإقْتِراع
hlasovánívolební právo
afstemningstemmeretvalg
atkvæîagreiîslakosningaréttur
rinkimų teisėsufražistė
balsošanabalsstiesībasvēlēšanu tiesības
hlasovacie právo
oy vermeoy verme hakkı

suffrage

[ˈsʌfrɪdʒ] N
1. (= franchise) → sufragio m
universal suffragesufragio m universal
2. (frm) (= vote) → sufragio m, voto m

suffrage

[ˈsʌfrɪdʒ] nsuffrage m

suffrage

nWahl- or Stimmrecht nt; (form: = vote) → Stimme f; universal suffragedas allgemeine Wahlrecht; female suffragedas Frauenstimmrecht

suffrage

[ˈsʌfrɪdʒ] nsuffragio

suffrage

(ˈsafridʒ) noun
1. the right to vote.
2. voting.
ˌsuffraˈgette (-ˈdʒet) noun
one of the women who worked and fought for women's right to vote.
References in classic literature ?
Hilbery demanded, and Katharine was committed to giving her parents an account of her visit to the Suffrage office.
Hilbery mused, "and I can't fancy turning one of those noble great rooms into a stuffy little Suffrage office.
Be good enough to lie still while I walk upon you, singing the praises of universal suffrage and descanting upon the blessings of civil and religious liberty.
For, be it known, in my younger days, despite my ardent democracy, I had been opposed to woman suffrage.
She gave one of her town houses for a Suffrage headquarters, produced one of her own plays at the Princess Theater, was arrested for picketing during a garment-makers' strike, etc.
The five, who elect each other, have very great and extensive powers; and these choose the hundred, who are magistrates of the highest rank: their power also continues longer than any other magistrates, for it commences before they come into office, and is prolonged after they are out of it; and in this particular the state inclines to an oligarchy: but as they are not elected by lot, but by suffrage, and are not permitted to take money, they are the greatest supporters imaginable of an aristocracy.
He says the most horrid things about women's suffrage so nicely, and when I said I believed in equality he just folded his arms and gave me such a setting down as I've never had.
An exact equality of suffrage between the members has also been insisted upon as a leading feature of a confederate government.
Parties of principle, as, religious sects, or the party of free-trade, of universal suffrage, of abolition of slavery, of abolition of capital punishment,--degenerate into personalities, or would inspire enthusiasm.
Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people.
Ages might come and go, but never again would the people's suffrages place a republican governor in their ancient chair of state.
A flag, floating from the summit of the temple, proclaimed to mankind that it was 'Sleary's Horse-riding' which claimed their suffrages.