suffrage
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈsʌfɹɪdʒ/
Noun

suffrage (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) The right or chance to vote, express an opinion, or participate in a decision.
  2. (countable) A vote in deciding a particular question.
  3. The right to vote for elected officials in a representative democracy.
    universal suffrage, women's suffrage, negro suffrage
  4. (US) The right of women to vote.
  5. (countable, Christianity) A prayer, for example a prayer offered for the faithful dead.
    • Creed of Pope Pius IV
      I firmly believe that there is a purgatory, and that the souls therein detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful.
  6. (countable, Christianity) A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and evensong.
  7. (uncountable) Aid, intercession.
  8. Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.
    • Lactantius and St. Austin confirm by their suffrage the observation made by heathen writers.
    • Every miracle is the suffrage of Heaven to the truth of a doctrine.
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