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An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

suf′fra·gism n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an advocate of the extension of the franchise, esp to women
ˈsuffragism n
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(ˈsʌf rə dʒɪst)

an advocate of the grant or extension of political suffrage, esp. to women.
suf′fra•gism, n.
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Noun1.suffragist - an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)suffragist - an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
suffragette - a woman advocate of women's right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century)
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References in classic literature ?
"Punch" has a very funny picture this week, about a Suffragist and an agricultural laborer.
"Don't tell me you're a suffragist?" she turned to Ridley.
Sir Gordon Richards, who is considered one of the world's greatest ever jockeys and trainers and hailed from Donnington Wood, was fourth with 173 votes and Katherine Harley, president of the Shropshire Suffragists, had 166 votes.
Carole also managed to gather information and photographs from various relatives of suffragettes and suffragists which she hopes many readers will enjoy reading about.
With Burn's vote, Tennessee became the needed 36th state, enabling the 19th Amendment to become law half a century after suffragists began their campaign.
Until recently, the deep legacy of black suffragists and their fight alongside their white counterparts has been minimized or completely omitted from many historical accounts.
Anti-suffrage postcards routinely portrayed suffragists as aggressive, pants-wearing nags -- unmarried, unmotherly or overly flirtatious and sexualised.
The NUWSS, known as suffragists, adopted peaceful and legal methods to try to achieve their aims.
Organized by Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party, the suffragists protested peacefully 6 days a week between January 1917 and June 1919 when the 19th Amendment was passed.
Pankhurst, who had been bloodied by British police and went on to organize hunger strikes by suffragists imprisoned in Britain after their arrests, drew huge crowds on a 1909 Toronto visit sponsored by the Canadian Suffrage Association.
Its motto emphasized the aspirations that the two men had for the gains from universal suffrage: "For men and women equally the rights of citizenship From men imprisoned suffragists under me Cat and Mouse Act.