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Topic: VOTING

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Latin referre; REFER

referendum

noun
     
ref‧e‧ren‧dum plural referenda or referendums [uncountable and countable]
PPV when people vote in order to make a decision about a particular subject, rather than voting for a person
referendum on
a referendum on independence
The city council agreed to hold a referendum on the issue in November.
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