Definition: the right to take part in election proceedings; the act of having voting rights
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): privilege, authority
1. Before African Americans were given the right of suffrage to vote in US political elections, there were many violent protests.
2. Under the amendment women were given suffrage so they could participate in choosing elected officials.
3. Once young people reach the age of eighteen, they are given suffrage and are permitted to vote in local, state, and national elections.