Word of the Day – Suffrage

By May 20, 2017Word of the Day

Suffrage (noun)


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)


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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