Origin: ME < MFr < ML(Ec) suffraganus < L suffragari, to vote for, support, favor < suffragium, ballot: see suffrage
See suffragan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun Abbr. Suff. or Suffr.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin suffrāgāneus, voting, supporting
Origin: , from Latin suffrāgium, support, right to vote
Origin: , from suffrāgārī, to express support; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.
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