Sentence Examples


  • The right of suffrage is confined by the constitution to adult male citizens who have resided in the state for one year.
  • Suffrage was by this constitution first extended to women tax-payers in questions " submitted to the tax-payers, as such."
  • A constitution of 1868 gave suffrage to the blacks, and disfranchised all whites made ineligible to office under the proposed Fourteenth Amendment to the national Constitution, and also (practically) those who had by word, pen or vote defended secession.
  • In 17 9 4 the United Irishmen, persuaded that their scheme of universal suffrage and equal electoral districts was not likely to be accepted by any party in the Irish parliament, began to found their hopes on a French invasion.
  • Convicts not pardoned with an explicit restoration of suffrage privileges are disfranchised - a rare clause in the United States.