[ voht-lis ]

  1. lacking or without a vote.

  2. denied the right to vote, especially in political elections.

Origin of voteless

First recorded in 1665–75; vote + -less

Words Nearby voteless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use voteless in a sentence

  • Even the lethargic, voteless clay-eaters sat up and took notice like a nest of snakes in the sunshine.

    The Red Debt | Everett MacDonald
  • Not for the world would I have revealed the damning fact that I was a voteless undergraduate.

    Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography | George William Erskine Russell
  • Do they want a voteless Negro in a republic founded upon universal suffrage?

  • "You belong to a voteless race and I can't give you a berth," said the ticket agent.

    The Hindered Hand | Sutton E. Griggs
  • But the women's plea has been that, as they are voteless, these methods have been necessary to call attention to their demands.

    The Rise of the Democracy | Joseph Clayton