Dreiklassenwahlrecht

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

drei +‎ Klassen +‎ Wahlrecht

Noun[edit]

Dreiklassenwahlrecht n (genitive Dreiklassenwahlrechts or Dreiklassenwahlrechtes, plural Dreiklassenwahlrechte)

  1. (historical) three-class suffrage, three-class franchise : a form of census suffrage used in Prussia in which voters were divided into three classes based on how much they paid in taxes, with the votes of those who paid more taxes (the rich) given more weight