universal suffrage

universal suffrage NOUN the right of all adults (with minor exceptions) to vote in political elections.

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  • universal suffrage — noun uncount the right of all the adults in a country to vote in elections …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Universal suffrage — Part of the Politics series Elections Allotment (sortition) …   Wikipedia

  • universal suffrage — noun suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country • Hypernyms: ↑right to vote, ↑vote, ↑suffrage * * * noun : suffrage of all adults not legally disqualified by the laws of a country: a. : manhood suffrage …   Useful english dictionary

  • universal suffrage — suffrage for all persons over a certain age, usually 18 or 21, who in other respects satisfy the requirements established by law. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • universal suffrage —    Also known as franchise. Refers to the extension of the right to vote, to all adults, without distinction as to race, sex, belief or social status. In most old established democracies, only a limited number of people at first had a say in the… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • universal suffrage — /junəvɜsəl ˈsʌfrɪdʒ/ (say yoohnuhversuhl sufrij) noun 1. the right to vote provided to all. 2. the principle that the right to vote for one s government, etc., should be extended to everyone above a specified age, usually eighteen. Also, adult… …   Australian English dictionary

  • universal suffrage — noun the right of all adults (with minor exceptions) to vote in political elections …   English new terms dictionary

  • universal suffrage — UK / US noun [uncountable] the right of all the adults in a country to vote in elections …   English dictionary

  • Suffrage — (from the Latin suffragium , meaning voting tablet , and figuratively right to vote ; probably from suffrago hough , and originally a term for the pastern bone used to cast votes) is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. In that …   Wikipedia

  • Universal manhood suffrage — is a form of voting rights in which all adult males within a nation are allowed to vote, regardless of income, property, religion, race, or any other qualification. This process of voting helped empower rising American leaders like Andrew Jackson …   Wikipedia

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