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women's suffrage

Syllabification: wom·en's suf·frage

Definition of women's suffrage in English:

noun

The right of women to vote.
Example sentences
  • The Hepburns were reformist socialists, supporters of women's suffrage, trade unions, civil rights, birth control, and strong anti-war campaigners.
  • In 1871, both houses of the Wyoming legislature, led by its Democratic members, voted to repeal women's suffrage, but the bill was vetoed by the Republican territorial governor.
  • Throughout history you would be considered open-minded if you supported desegregation, or women's suffrage, or even democracy.

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