Definition of property qualification in English:

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property qualification


chiefly historical
A qualification for office or for the exercise of a right, especially the right to vote, based on the ownership of property.
Example sentences
  • It consisted of six points: universal male suffrage, vote by ballot, equal representation, abolition of the property qualification to sit in Parliament and payment of Members of Parliament.
  • Universal adult suffrage for everyone over 21 was finally achieved in the UK in 1928, when women between the ages of 21 and 30 secured the right to vote and the property qualification was abolished.
  • The very poor free Romans were originally not even eligible to serve in the Roman army, as there was a minimum property qualification.

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Syllabification: prop·er·ty qual·i·fi·ca·tion

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