antisuffrage

suffrage

[suhf-rij]
noun
1.
the right to vote, especially in a political election.
2.
a vote given in favor of a proposed measure, candidate, or the like.
3.
Ecclesiastical. a prayer, especially a short intercessory prayer or petition.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin suffrāgium voting tablet, vote, equivalent to Latin suffrāg(ārī) to vote for, support + -ium -ium

antisuffrage, adjective
nonsuffrage, noun
presuffrage, noun
prosuffrage, adjective
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suffrage (ˈsʌfrɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the right to vote, esp in public elections; franchise
2.  the exercise of such a right; casting a vote
3.  a supporting vote
4.  a prayer, esp a short intercessory prayer
 
[C14: from Latin suffrāgium]

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suffrage
c.1380, "prayers or pleas on behalf of another," from O.Fr. suffrage (13c.), from M.L. suffragium, from L. suffragium "support, vote, right of voting," from suffragari "lend support, vote for someone," from sub "under" + fragor "crash, din, shouts (as of approval)," related to frangere "to break" (see
fraction). The meaning "right to vote" is first found in the U.S. Constitution, 1787.
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suffrage [(suf-rij)]

The right to vote (see franchise). In the United States, the term is often associated with the women's movement to win voting rights. (See suffragist.)

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