Meaning of plebiscite

pleb•i•scite

Pronunciation: (pleb'u-sīt", -sit), [key]
— n.
  1. a direct vote of the qualified voters of a state in regard to some important public question.
  2. the vote by which the people of a political unit determine autonomy or affiliation with another country.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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