Definition of 'suffrage'
Example sentences containing 'suffrage'
It would be an election by universal suffrage.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Most of the industrialized capitalist countries had nearly complete male suffrage by the early twentieth century.Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)
He campaigned for universal male suffrage but was deaf to any suggestion that women should have the right to vote.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The difference is that all of us today can play a direct role in choosing our leader thanks to universal suffrage.Times, Sunday Times (2013) America Past and Present (1995) Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)
He became enmeshed in the suffrage movement that Olive supported.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But while such atrocities led to the rushing through of expanded male suffrage, governments refused to be swayed by suffragette outrages.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Popular and annual elections, universal suffrage and freedom of information were thus utilitarian prescriptions to promote an identity of interest between government and the people.Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989) The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)
The Chinese plan would have given 5m eligible voters the chance to elect their leader by universal suffrage.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
For many of the citizens, who have been promised free elections by universal suffrage, that is not enough.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Minority rights, an independent judiciary and a free press were established in Britain long before full universal suffrage arrived.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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