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manhood suffrage

noun
1.
the right of adult male citizens to vote
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  • For the Lower House, which has 46 members, there is manhood suffrage.

  • Of course, they based the franchise on the principle of manhood suffrage.

    The Frontier in American History

    Frederick Jackson Turner
  • Let the first work of household suffrage be a demand for manhood suffrage.

    Ralph the Heir

    Anthony Trollope
  • We have manhood suffrage, and each man is equal before the law.

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow

    William Seymour Edwards
  • Yet France is a republic with manhood suffrage and with an elective legislature.

    Concerning Justice Lucilius A. Emery
  • He built his "pyramids in the sea," established a free press, and declared himself in favour of manhood suffrage.

    The Tragedy of St. Helena Walter Runciman
  • Since it would seem that everyone must have a place in which to live, this was a near approach to manhood suffrage.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • Though Gooch was solicitous for the welfare of the poor planter, he was not in favor of manhood suffrage.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • They are these: manhood suffrage, rotation in office, and representative government.

    The Decadent Ralph Adams Cram
  • In November, 1911, the Prime Minister announced the introduction of a manhood suffrage bill.

    My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst

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