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ref·er·en·dum

 (rĕf′ə-rĕn′dəm)
n. pl. ref·er·en·dums or ref·er·en·da (-də)
1.
a. The submission of a proposed public measure or actual statute to a direct popular vote.
b. Such a vote.
2. A note from a diplomat to the diplomat's government requesting instructions.

[Latin, neuter gerundive of referre, to refer; see refer.]

referendum

(ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm)
n, pl -dums or -da (-də)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) submission of an issue of public importance to the direct vote of the electorate
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a vote on such a measure
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a poll of the members of a club, union, or other group to determine their views on some matter
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a diplomatic official's note to his or her government requesting instructions
[C19: from Latin: something to be carried back, from referre to refer]

ref•er•en•dum

(ˌrɛf əˈrɛn dəm)

n., pl. -dums, -da (-də).
1. the principle or practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection. Compare initiative (def. 4a).
2. a measure thus referred.
3. a vote on such a measure.
[1840–50; < Latin: thing to be referred (neuter ger. of referre to bring back; see refer)]

referendum

An instance of submitting an important public issue, such as a proposed piece of legislation, directly to the electorate in a vote.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.referendum - a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
vote - the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the question to a vote"

referendum

noun public vote, poll, ballot, popular vote, plebiscite a referendum on independence
Translations
إسْتِفْتاء
referendum
folkeafstemning
népszavazás
òjóîaratkvæîi
referendumas
referendum
halk oylamasıreferandum

referendum

[ˌrefəˈrendəm] N (referendums (referenda (pl))) [ˌrefəˈrendə]referéndum m
to call a referendumconvocar un referéndum
to hold a referendumcelebrar un referéndum
to hold a referendum on sthsometer algo a referéndum

referendum

[ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm] [referenda] [ˌrɛfəˈrɛndə] (pl) nréférendum m
a referendum on sth → un référendum sur qch
to hold a referendum → organiser un référendum

referendum

n pl <referenda> → Volksentscheid m, → Referendum nt; to hold a referendumeinen Volksentscheid durchführen, ein Referendum abhalten

referendum

[ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm] n (referendums or referenda (pl)) [ˌrɛfəˈrɛndə]referendum m inv

referendum

(refəˈrendəm) plurals ˌrefeˈrendums ~ˌrefeˈrenda (-də) noun
a general vote made by the people of a country etc for or against a particular government proposal etc.
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