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Monday, July 04, 2011

Definitions for suffrage

  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. In Christian practice, a prayer, especially a short intercessory prayer or petition.

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Citations for suffrage
Frivolity was combined with feminine fervor on the suffrage question. Holman Day, The Ramrodders: A Novel
In order to apply this principle to universal suffrage, let us recall the political evolution of modern nations. Maurice Maeterlinck, The Double Garden
Origin of suffrage
1350-1400
Suffrage stems from the Latin roots Sub- "under," and fragor, "crash, din, shouts (as of approval.)" The meaning "right to vote" is first found in the U.S. Constitution, 1787.