Word of the Day – Suffrage

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Suffrage (noun)

suf-ridj

The right to vote in political elections.

From Latin suffragium, reinforced by French suffrage.

Example sentences

“For women, the fight for suffrage was a long one, hard fought.”

Word of the Day – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)

jer-un-div

A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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