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Definition of suffrage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

suffrage

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsʌfrɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌfrɪdʒ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the right to vote in political elections universal suffrage (= the right of all adults to vote) women’s suffrage Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘prayers said for others’, also ‘assistance’): from Latin suffragium, reinforced by French suffrage. The modern sense of ‘right to vote’ was originally US (dating from the late 18th cent.).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: suffrage