Definition for SUF'FRAGE

SUF'FRAGE, n. [L. suffragium; Fr. suffrage; Sax. frægnan, to ask, G. fragen.]

  1. A vote; a voice given in deciding a controverted question, or in the choice of a man for an office or trust. Nothing can he more grateful to a good man than to be elevated to office by the unbiased suffrages of free enlightened citizens. Lactantius and St. Austin confirm by their suffrages the observation made by heathen writers. – Atterbury.
  2. United voice of persons in public prayer.
  3. Aid; assistance; a Latinism. [Not in use.]

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