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The right to vote at public elections.


noun affranchisement, autonomy, choice, emancipation, enfranchisement, exemption from connrol, exemption from restraint, franchise, freedom, freeeom of choice, liberation, liberty, license, manumission, option, popular decision, prerogative, right to vote, say, self-determination, self-government, suffragium, voice, vote
Associated concepts: election law, voters' rights
See also: discretion, franchise

SUFFRAGE, government. Vote; the act of voting.
     2. The right of suffrage is given by the constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 2, to the electors in each state, as shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature. Vide 2 Story on the Const. Sec. 578, et seq.; Amer. Citiz. 201; 1 Bl. Com. 171; 2 Wils. Lect. 130; Montesq. Esp. des Lois, Ii v. 11, c. 6; 1 Tucker's Bl. Com. App. 52, 3. See Division of opinion.

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The eldest daughter of radical lawyer Dr Richard Pankhurst and suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, she was born in Manchester in 1880 where she attended Manchester High School and later attained a law degree.
Anthony List, the pro-life works of the early suffragettes, or to arrange an interview, contact Michelle Powers at 703/684-8352.
That's why the message of Suffragette shouldn't just be a historical one - it's relevant today.
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There was plenty to see at the library, from wartime memorabilia to re-enactments featuring people such as suffragette Pat Beauchamp played by Rosie Serdiville, above