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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

Suffrage is the pivotal right.
Susan B. Anthony

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it - but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
George Washington

Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped.
Victoria Woodhull

Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
Victoria Woodhull

The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery - conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.
John Boyle O'Reilly
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Suffrage Translations

suffrage in German is Stimmrecht
suffrage in Spanish is sufragio
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