What does the word suffrage mean?

Usage examples for suffrage

  1. I, however, insisted upon having the question put, and it was carried in favour of Universal Suffrage by a majority of twenty to one. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  2. They had spoken of marriage and divorce, of love and having children, and then had gone eagerly on to suffrage, jobs and " mental science," art, music and the rest of life. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  3. He had got Hartwell to sign one, Elsie White Story, President of the State Equal Suffrage League, to sign another. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison