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suf·frage  audio  (sfrj) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. The right or privilege of voting; franchise.
    2. The exercise of such a right.
  1. A vote cast in deciding a disputed question or in electing a person to office.
  2. A short intercessory prayer.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, intercessory prayer, from Old French, from Medieval Latin suffrgium, from Latin, the right to vote, from suffrgr, to express support; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots


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