The 15th century, according to "Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary," was the first time "vote" was noted in print in its modern meaning. "Vote," from the Latin word for vow or wish, was used in this sense primarily in Scotland prior to the 1500s when its present meaning came into general use. Today, "vote" means a formal expression of opinion in response to a proposed decision. "Voter" came into English use in 1578, and "voteless" (having no vote) appeared in 1672. "Suffrage," the right to vote, became part of language in the 14th century and is ultimately from a Latin word meaning vote or political support.