Referendum

A referendum (in some countries synonymous with plebiscite — or a vote on a ballot question) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to vote on a particular proposal. This may result in the adoption of a new constitution, a constitutional amendment, or a law. ==Terminology== Referendum is the gerund of the Latin verb refero, and ...
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Referendum

(n) Referendum is defined as the placing of an issue, existing or proposed statute, proposal or action etc., to be voted upon by the public, with an intention to collect the opinion about such action or proposals, to decide up on its implementation or continuance
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referendum

[n] - a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
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Referendum

• (n.) The principle or practice of referring measures passed upon by the legislative body to the body of voters, or electorate, for approval or rejection, as in the Swiss cantons (except Freiburg) and in various local governments in the United States, and also in the local option laws, etc.; also, the right to so approve or reject laws, or th...
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referendum

noun a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
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referendum

[Noun] A vote where all the people in the country are asked if they agree with a particular proposal or policy.
Example: The government has promised to hold a referendum before the euro currency is adopted in Britain.
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referendum

[Noun] Plural form: referendums. A vote on a particular question by all the people in a country.
Example: The government said they would hold a referendum on the issue.
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Referendum

Ref`er·en'dum noun [ Gerundive from Latin referre . See Refer .] 1. A diplomatic agent's note asking for instructions from his government concerning a particular matter or point. 2. The right to approve or reject by popular vote a meassure passed upon by a legislat...
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Referendum

Ref`er·en'dum noun ; plural - da . [ Gerundive from Latin referre . See Refer .] The principle or practice of referring measures passed upon by the legislative body to the body of voters, or electorate, for approval or rejection, as in the Swiss cantons (except Freiburg) and in vari...
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Referendum

A binding vote of the whole country on a single issue.
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Referendum

A binding vote of the whole country on a single issue.
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referendum

A decision on policy proposals by a direct vote of the electorate.
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Referendum

A system of legislation whereby proposed laws are submitted to popular vote. international law. When an ambassador receives propositions touching an object over which he has no sufficient power and he is without instruction, he accepts it ad referendum, that is, under the condition that it shall be acted upon by his government, to which it is ref.....
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Referendum

In agriculture, referendum generally refers to a vote by farmers on whether to approve or disapprove
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referendum

n. the process by which the repeal or approval of an existing statute or state constitutional provision is voted upon. Many states provide for referenda (plural of referendum) which are placed on the ballot by a required number of voter signatures on a petition filed.
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referendum

Procedure whereby a decision on proposed legislation is referred to the electorate for settlement by direct vote of all the people. It is most frequently employed in Switzerland, the first country...
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referendum

Procedure whereby a decision on proposed legislation is referred to the electorate for settlement by direct vote of all the people. It is most frequently employed in Switzerland, the first country to use it, but has become increasingly widespread. Critics argue that referendums undermine parliamentary authority, but they do allow the elector to tak...
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referendum

referendum (singular)
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referendum

referendum, referral of proposed laws or constitutional amendments to the electorate for final approval. This direct form of legislation, along with the initiative, was known in Greece and other early democracies. Today, these legislative devices are widely used in certain countries, most notably Sw...
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Referendum

The process by which the repeal or approval of an existing statute or state constitutional provision is voted upon. Many states allow for referenda which are placed on the ballot by a required number of voter signatures on a petition filed.
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