Suffrage definition

sŭfrĭj
The right to vote, esp. in political elections; franchise.
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A vote cast in deciding a disputed question or in electing a person to office.
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Suffrage is the right to vote in an election.

An example of suffrage is the right to vote in a political election.

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A prayer or act of intercession or supplication.
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A short intercessory prayer.
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The right or privilege of voting; franchise.
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The exercise of such a right.
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A vote or voting; esp., a vote in favor of some candidate or issue.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
suffrage
Plural:
suffrages

Origin of suffrage

  • Middle English intercessory prayer from Old French from Medieval Latin suffrāgium from Latin the right to vote from suffrāgārī to express support bhreg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition