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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

Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
Ambrose Bierce

Suffrage is the pivotal right.
Susan B. Anthony

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

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
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Suffrage Translations

suffrage in German is Stimmrecht
suffrage in Spanish is sufragio

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