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.
- an·ti·suf·frage, adjective
- non·suf·frage, noun
- pre·suf·frage, noun
- pro·suf·frage, adjective
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How to use suffrage in a sentence
During the webinar titled “Promoting the Vote and Protecting the Vote,” held in celebration of women’s suffrage, Abrams will also discuss racial justice and voting.
Reliable data about women’s voting patterns in the 1920s and 1930s is scarce, but according to Wolbrecht, some women in the years after suffrage never stopped believing that voting simply wasn’t their job.Women Won The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago. They Didn’t Start Voting Differently From Men Until 1980. | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | August 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Only recently, did I begin to question why LGBTQ women and women of color were left out of the prevailing narrative of women’s suffrage.
San Diego County voters in 1911 supported suffrage by 3,331 to 2,464 votes, providing about a third of the votes in a statewide winning margin that was “a shot in the arm” for the national movement.Morning Report: City Walks a Fine Line With Franchise Fee Deal | Voice of San Diego | August 7, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Then, in 1911, California, by far the most populous state in the West, joined them when voters supported suffrage by a tight margin of 51-49 percent.Suffragette City: San Diego’s Crucial Role in Getting Women the Vote | Randy Dotinga | August 6, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It is the reason the Constitution expressly forbids denying “equal suffrage in the Senate.”
Time to put to good use the suffrage and the education that our foremothers of all classes and colors worked hard to win us.
At least since the last world war, most of the developed world has lived with the idea that popular suffrage is self-correcting.
But these 60-somethings share more than the bonds of suffrage.
Ironically, the weekend incident raises an important question about whether there truly is suffrage for Muslim women in America.
At the convention, suffrage was extended slightly although all non-real estate owners still could not vote.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
In 1848 he voted for Hume's household suffrage motion, and introduced a bill for the repeal of the Game Laws.
One of these councilmen shall be elected Mayor by the suffrage of all those who shall have taken the oath of the Commune.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
Not at all: a very different reason is now assigned for the extension of the suffrage in Ireland.
Never had universal suffrage been treated with such primitive and barbarous contempt.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
British Dictionary definitions for suffrage
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
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Cultural definitions for suffrage
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