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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
I have been watching to see how you stood but have not noticed anything yet." She ended by imploring her son to "be a good boy" and help the great suffragist leader Carrie Chapman Catt put the "rat" in ratification.
The League was founded by renowned suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt at the Congress Hotel in Chicago on February 14, 1920, during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
For instance, the Suffragist <> was the weekly newspaper of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
This historical study profiles four residents of Minnesota to highlight changing attitudes toward Blacks during the Civil War and the Reconstruction period: Morton Wilkinson, the first Republican senator of the state; Daniel Merrill, founder of the first Black Baptist church; Sarah Burger Stearns, founder of the Minnesota Woman Suffragist Association; and Thomas Montgomery, an immigrant farmer who served in the Colored Regiments during the Civil War.
Macarthur was both a suffragist and women's trade union pioneer, who led the Cradley Heath women chain makers in their successful 1910 fight for a minimum wage and stood for Labour in Stourbridge at that 1918 parliamentary election.
Sangster's chapter on the liberal feminist movement also puts the suffrage movement into a wider context, adding figures that are sometimes forgotten, such as Icelandic suffragist Marguerite Benedictsson, who brought suffrage ideals from her native Iceland and whose campaign predates that of the Nellie McClung group, too often identified exclusively with Manitoba granting women the vote in 1916 (the first province to do so in Canada).
AS part of its Women and Power programming, National Trust opens a new trail at Bodnant Garden until November 23, telling the story of famed horticulturist but forgotten suffragist, Laura McLaren.
Synopsis: Radical, feminist, writer, suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage (March 24, 1826--March 18, 1898) changed the course of history.
Munds was among the leaders in the suffragist movement who traveled to other states to help seek ratification of the federal amendment.