plebiscite

[n] - a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
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plebiscite

Referendum or direct vote by all the electors of a country or district on a specific question. Since the 18th century plebiscites have been employed on many occasions to decide to what country a...
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plebiscite

vote in which people decide on an important political question, also called a referendum
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Plebiscite

Pleb'i¬∑scite noun [ French pl√©biscite , from Latin plebiscitum .] A vote by universal male suffrage; especially, in France, a popular vote, as first sanctioned by the National Constitution of 1791. [ Written also plebiscit .] « Plebiscite we have lately taken, in pop
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plebiscite

A vote by universal male suffrage; especially, in France, a popular vote, as first sanctioned by the National Constitution of 1791. ... Alternative forms: plebiscit] 'Plebiscite we have lately taken, in popular use, from the French.' (Fitzed. Hall) ... Origin: F. Plebiscite, fr. L. Plebiscitum. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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plebiscite

noun a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
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Plebiscite

• (n.) A vote by universal male suffrage; especially, in France, a popular vote, as first sanctioned by the National Constitution of 1791.
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plebiscite

a vote by the people of an entire country or district to decide on some issue, such as choice of a ruler or government, option for independence or ... [3 related articles]
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plebiscite

Another term for an advisory referendum.
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plebiscite

plebiscite (pleb'isīt) [Lat.,=popular decree], vote of the people on a question submitted to them, as in a referendum. The term, however, has acquired the more specific meaning of a popular vote concerning changes of sovereignty, as compared to a regularized system of popular voting upon l...
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plebiscite

Referendum or direct vote by all the electors of a country or district on a specific question. Since the 18th century plebiscites have been employed on many occasions to decide to what country a particular area should belong; for example, in Upper Silesia and elsewhere after World War I, and in the Saar in 1935. The term fell into disuse during...
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plebiscite

A device of direct democracy whereby the electorate can pronounce, usually for or against, some measure put before it by a government. Also known as a referendum.
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