from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The right or privilege of voting; franchise.
- noun The exercise of such a right.
- noun A vote cast in deciding a disputed question or in electing a person to office.
- noun A short intercessory prayer.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A vote or voice given in deciding a controverted question, or in the choice of a person to occupy an office or trust; the formal expression of an opinion on some doubtful question; consent; assent; approval.
- noun The political right or act of voting; the exercise of the voting power in political affairs; especially, the right, under a representative government, of participating, directly or indirectly, in the choice of public officers and in the adoption or rejection of fundamental laws: usually with the definite article.
- noun Testimony; attestation; witness.
- noun Eccles., an intercessory prayer or petition.
- noun In liturgics: Short petitions, especially those in the litany, the lesser litany or preces at morning and evening prayer, etc.
- noun The prayers of the people in response to and as distinguished from the versicles or prayers said in litanies by the clergyman.
- noun Aid; assistance; relief.
- To vote for; elect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To vote for; to elect.
- noun A vote given in deciding a controverted question, or in the choice of a man for an office or trust; the formal expression of an opinion; assent; vote.
- noun Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.
- noun A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and evensong.
- noun A prayer in general, as one offered for the faithful departed.
- noun A Latinism, obsolete Aid; assistance.
- noun The right to vote; franchise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable The
rightor chanceto vote, express an opinion, or participate in a decision.
- noun countable A vote in deciding a particular question.
- noun The right to vote for elected officials in a representative democracy.
- noun US The right of women to vote.
- noun countable, Christianity A prayer, for example a prayer offered for the faithful dead.
- noun countable, Christianity A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and evensong.
- noun uncountable, Christianity
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- noun a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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This first clause, then, fixes the class of persons to whom belong this right of suffrage -- _Federal suffrage_ -- not State suffrage.
History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II Matilda Joslyn Gage 1862
I, however, stood boldly up for the great and just principle of universal suffrage, and moved, as an amendment to the motion made by Mr. Cobbett, that instead of _householder suffrage_, universal suffrage should be substituted.
Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 2 Henry Hunt 1804
Coincidentally, the term suffrage is synonymous with voting, and the term sufferance means to give passive consent.
What about the Sthenoboea of Euripides, the Revellers of Ameipsiasto which, as a matter of simple fact, what you call the suffrage of antiquity did adjudge the first prize, above Aristophanes best?
'What about the "Sthenoboea" of Euripides, the "Revellers" of Ameipsias -- to which, as a matter of simple fact, what you call the suffrage of antiquity did adjudge the first prize, above Aristophanes' best? '
On The Art of Reading Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903
As political goals go, universal suffrage is pretty concrete and non-fictional.
Matthew Yglesias » George Will’s Odd Aversion to Democracy 2009
That universal suffrage is a lot more likely to happen with Gaza & a remnant of the West Bank being dumped at the doorsteps of Jordan & Egypt (they hold elections, you know). pseudonymous in nc Says:
As a moral matter, however, anything other than universal suffrage is incompatible with the fundamental values underlying its creation: the just powers of government by consent.
The Volokh Conspiracy » Violent Misdemeanants, the Right to Bear Arms, and the Right to Vote 2010
Universal suffrage is an impracticable piece of nonscense; — Republicanism will only do in new establishd countrys: not in those which have been govern'd by Kings for a thousand years. —
Letter 354 2009
Like universal free public education, universal suffrage is a truly revolutionary concept.
Yesterday I Voted kateelliott 2008
caughtfish commented on the word suffrage
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December 18, 2006