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.
Ironically, the weekend incident raises an important question about whether there truly is suffrage for Muslim women in America.
Let These Women Pray! Asra Q. Nomani February 26, 2010
But these 60-somethings share more than the bonds of suffrage.
Brazil’s Strong Stance on Women’s Rights Julia E. Sweig April 23, 2012
Time to put to good use the suffrage and the education that our foremothers of all classes and colors worked hard to win us.
How Women (and Men) Can Have It All—Now Elizabeth Gregory June 26, 2012
I’m not speaking of suffrage now—that’s only one nice little part.
The Harbor Ernest Poole
Yes, said Adeimantus; and you may add my suffrage to Damon’s and your own.
The Republic Plato
Among other repressive measures he was instructed to deprive mere housekeepers of the suffrage and limit it to freeholders.
Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Education the criterion of the right of suffrage, not property.
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863 Various
The most amazing information appeared from week to week concerning the growth of sentiment in favour of suffrage for women.
The Co-Citizens Corra Harris
It is claimed that if the suffrage be given to women it is to protect them.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various
She said simply to Herbert that she was glad of his assured increase of interest in women’s suffrage.
Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
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.)
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). Contemporary Examples The soldiers, suicide bombers, and heavy weapons parading through Sadr City last month—that was the launch of […]
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 started the Index, a journal of free religious inquiry and anti-supernaturalism, at Toledo, but since 1874 at Boston. A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations Joseph Mazzini […]
of, relating to, or consisting in ; not practical (distinguished from ). existing only in ; hypothetical. given to, forming, or dealing with ; speculative. adjective of or based on theory lacking practical application or actual existence; hypothetical using or dealing in theory; impractical adj. 1610s, from Late Latin theoreticus “of or pertaining to theory,” […]
of the nature of or involving . directly opposed or contrasted; opposite. adj. “containing an antithesis,” c.1600, from Greek antithetikos “setting in opposition,” from antithetos “placed in opposition,” from antithesis (see antithesis).