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



BrE BrE//ˈsʌfrɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌfrɪdʒ//
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the right to vote in political elections universal suffrage (= the right of all adults to vote) women’s suffrage Word Originlate 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