[ suhf-rij ]
/ ˈsʌf rɪdʒ /
the right to vote, especially in a political election.
a vote given in favor of a proposed measure, candidate, or the like.
Ecclesiastical. a prayer, especially a short intercessory prayer or petition.
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Origin of suffrage
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin suffrāgium voting tablet, vote, equivalent to Latin suffrāg(ārī) to vote for, support + -ium -ium
OTHER WORDS FROM suffragean·ti·suf·frage, adjectivenon·suf·frage, nounpre·suf·frage, nounpro·suf·frage, adjective
Words nearby suffrage
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Example sentences from the Web for pro-suffrage
Of the fifteen dailies of New York City ten were pro-suffrage, while the rural press was overwhelmingly in favor.
British Dictionary definitions for pro-suffrage
/ (ˈsʌfrɪdʒ) /
the right to vote, esp in public elections; franchise
the exercise of such a right; casting a vote
a supporting vote
a prayer, esp a short intercessory prayer
Word Origin for suffrage
C14: from Latin suffrāgium
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Cultural definitions for pro-suffrage
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