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English definition of “suffragette”

suffragette

noun [C] uk   /ˌsʌf.rəˈdʒet/ us  
a woman in Britain, Australia, or the US in the early 20th century who was a member of a group that demanded the right of women to vote and that increased knowledge of the subject with a series of public protestsElectionsHuman rights
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