How We Came To Suffer Our Franchises

In English, the right to vote itself is sometimes referred to as suffrage. There is a folk etymology on the internet that holds suffrage to be derived from to suffer, in the older sense of 'allow' or 'permit.'

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  • Suffer | Definition of Suffer by Merriam-Webster
    He died instantly and did not suffer.. He suffered a heart attack and died instantly.. She suffered an injury during the game.. We suffered a great deal during the war.. I hate to see a child suffer.. She suffered through another one of their long visits.. The team suffered a defeat in the play-offs.. Their relationship suffered because of her work.
    09/18/2018 - 11:55 am | View Website
  • Suffer
    If you could imagine any one obtaining this power of becoming invisible, and never doing any wrong or touching what was another's, he would be thought by the lookers-on to be a most wretched idiot, although they would praise him to one another's faces, and keep up appearances with one another from a fear that they too might suffer injustice.
    09/16/2018 - 6:45 pm | View Website
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