Anti suffrage

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.
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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