from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.
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- n. A person who promotes suffrage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who possesses or exercises the political right of suffrage; a voter.
- n. One who has certain opinions or desires about the political right of suffrage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who possesses or exercises the right of suffrage; a voter.
- n. One holding certain opinions concerning the right of suffrage, as about its extension: as, a woman-suffragist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
By the end of World War I, a handful of elite Anglo-Jewish women had gradually broken down barriers of religion, class, and culture to achieve leadership positions in English suffragist organizations and to simultaneously create the Jewish League for Woman Suffrage.
The suffragist is a true product of our era of liberty.
The suffragist was the landed proprietor, and in every county where his possessions were this right attached.
(Incidentally, the correct term is "suffragist," not suffragette.
Maude Miner, a leading feminist and suffragist and director of the Waverly House for Women, a reformatory in New York City, claimed that one-quarter of prostitutes under her tutelage acquired their attitudes and behaviors from “some actively vicious element or clearly degenerate strain, drunkenness or prostitution.”
A well-regarded novelist and playwright born to one of America's oldest Jewish families, Meyer was the sister of a prominent suffragist.
"Smithsonian Snapshot" continues rumaging through the millions of Smithsonian artifacts this week with a look at a suffragist's sash.
While there he appeared at suffrage functions with Charlotte Perkins Gilman (whom he knew when she lived in the Bay area) and Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, the most radical suffragist in the country (and multi-millionaire who underwrote what would become the National Women's Party).
With money saved from landscape design and a loan from her mother, suffragist Fay Davidson, Selma was able to purchase and mortgage the $80,000 property.
The strikers fought off company thugs and corrupt cops with support from fledgling labor organizations, Jewish social service organizations, Lower East Side socialist clubs, women's groups, and the occasional progressive multimillionaire, like the suffragist socialite Alva Belmont.
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