suffrage (n.) Old form(s): sufferage
vote, approval, consent
Cor II.ii.136[Coriolanus to Menenius, of the people] I cannot ... entreat them / For my wounds' sake to give their suffrage [F: sufferage]
Per II.iv.41[Helicanus to Lords] forbear your suffrages
Tit I.i.221[Titus to Tribunes] I ask your voices and your suffrages
Tit IV.iii.19[Titus as if to Rome, of Saturninus] I made thee miserable / What time I threw the people's suffrages / On him
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