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.
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
late 14c., “prayers or pleas on behalf of another,” from Old French suffrage (13c.), from Medieval Latin suffragium, from Latin suffragium “support, vote, right of voting,” from suffragari “lend support, vote for someone,” from sub “under” (see sub-) + 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.
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.)
an advocate of the grant or extension of political , especially to women. Historical Examples The crowds on the route were greater than usual, and the occasion was marked by no untoward incident, suffragist or otherwise. The Annual Register 1914 Anonymous The Prime Minister, between you and me, is as good a suffragist as any […]
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the intentional taking of one’s own life. destruction of one’s own interests or prospects: Buying that house was financial suicide. a person who intentionally takes his or her own life. to commit suicide. to kill (oneself). noun the act or an instance of killing oneself intentionally the self-inflicted ruin of one’s own prospects or interests: […]
of, relating to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or attributed to God or a deity. of a superlative degree; preternatural: a missile of supernatural speed. of, relating to, or attributed to ghosts, goblins, or other unearthly beings; eerie; occult. a […]
character or agency. belief in the doctrine of or divine agency as manifested in the world, in human events, religious revelation, etc. Historical Examples He did not perceive, as modern psychology does, that the period of supernaturalism is the childhood of the mind. Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 Elbert […]