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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.
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