Word of the Day – Suffrage

By May 20, 2017Word of the Day

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 – Minarchy

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Minarchy (noun)

min-ar-kee

Minimal government; specifically a (hypothetical) form of government that does not interfere with individual rights and civil liberties, and that has itself no right to levy taxes upon legitimately acquired property.

1960s; earliest use found in Ralph Borsodi (1888–1977). From min- + -archy.
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