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Definition of Suffrage

Suffrage

  1. A vote given in deciding a controverted question, or in the choice of a man for an office or trust; the formal expression of an opinion; assent; vote.
  2. Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.
  3. A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and evensong.
  4. A prayer in general, as one offered for the faithful departed.
  5. Aid; assistance.
  6. The right to vote; franchise.
  7. To vote for; to elect.

Suffrage Quotations

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
Andrew Jackson

Socialists find me too far left; Trotskyites not far enough; ecologists say I am too happy eating foie gras, defending nuclear energy and GM plants; feminists find I am not enough of a woman; anarchists a petit-bourgeois who has sold out because I believe in universal suffrage.
Michel Onfray

When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.
Noah Webster

Look back, to slavery, to suffrage, to integration and one thing is clear. Fashions in bigotry come and go. The right thing lasts.
Anna Quindlen

Suffrage is the pivotal right.
Susan B. Anthony
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Suffrage Translations

suffrage in German is Stimmrecht
suffrage in Spanish is sufragio

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