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Word of the Day – Suffragette

By February 6, 2018 Word of the Day

Suffragette (noun) (historical)


A woman seeking the right to vote through organized protest.

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘intercessory prayers’, also ‘assistance’): from Latin suffragium, reinforced by French suffrage. The modern sense of ‘right to vote’ was originally US (dating from the late 18th century).

Example sentences

“Today is one hundred years since suffragettes secured votes for women.”

Word of the Day – Isagogics

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Isagogics (adj)


Introductory study, especially of the literary and external history of the Bible prior to exegesis.

Mid 19th century: plural of isagogic, via Latin from Greek eisagōgikos, from eisagōgē ‘introduction’, from eis ‘into’ + agein ‘to lead’.

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