Suffrage

Definition of Suffrage

Suf´frage
n.1.A vote given in deciding a controverted question, or in the choice of a man for an office or trust; the formal expression of an opinion; assent; vote.
I ask your voices and your suffrages.
- Shak.
2.Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.
Lactantius and St. Austin confirm by their suffrage the observation made by heathen writers.
- Atterbury.
Every miracle is the suffrage of Heaven to the truth of a doctrine.
- South.
3.(Eccl.) A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and evensong.
I firmly believe that there is a purgatory, and that the souls therein detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful.
- Creed of Pope Pius IV.
4.Aid; assistance.
5.The right to vote; franchise.
v. t.1.To vote for; to elect.

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