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woman suffrage

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noun
  1. the right of women to vote; female suffrage.
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Origin of woman suffrage

First recorded in 1840–50
Related formswom·an-suf·frage, adjectivewom·an-suf·fra·gist, noun
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  • And woman-suffrage—the worst of all our tyrants; woman, the eternal ninny.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • Mrs. —— has been in ——, attending to the woman-suffrage question, the past week.

  • I recall the conduct of the promoters of woman-suffrage in England in the few years preceding 1914.

    Idling in Italy

    Joseph Collins

  • Would it not be a kind of woman-suffrage to settle the very initials of all that ever bears upon the public question?

    Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate Of The United States,

    Henry W. Blair, J.E. Brown, J.N. Dolph, G.G. Vest, Geo. F. Hoar.

  • It is worth noting that woman-suffrage Denmark prohibited the party from holding any public meetings.