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suffragette

Line breaks: suf¦fra|gette
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌfrəˈdʒɛt
 
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Definition of suffragette in English:

noun

historical
A woman seeking the right to vote through organized protest.
Example sentences
  • Interestingly enough, this was centered on many Protestant woman suffragettes who by law voted in school committee elections but were denied the vote for other city offices.
  • Only those who do not understand the radical difference between the movement of socialist women and bourgeois suffragettes can think this way.
  • Katharine Hepburn was born into a family of free thinkers - her father a pioneering doctor in Hartford, Conn., her mother, a suffragette and birth control activist.

In the UK in the early 20th century the suffragettes initiated a campaign of demonstrations and militant action, under the leadership of the Pankhursts, after the repeated defeat of women’s suffrage bills in Parliament. In 1918 they won the vote for women over the age of 30, and ten years later were given full equality with men in voting rights

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