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Meaning of referendum

ref•er•en•dum

Pronunciation: (ref"u-ren'dum), [key]
— pl. -dums, -da
  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. Cf.(def. 4a).
  2. a vote on a measure thus referred.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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