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
    bear, suffer, endure, abide, tolerate, stand mean to put up with something trying or painful. bear usually implies the power to sustain without flinching or breaking.. forced to bear a tragic loss
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    Synonyms for suffer at with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Find descriptive alternatives for suffer.
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    Suffer definition, to undergo or feel pain or distress: The patient is still suffering. See more.
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    4 to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference . I will not suffer you to insult me so!
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