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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: plébiscite, from Latin plebis scitum 'decision of the common people'

plebiscite

noun
     
Related topics: Voting
pleb‧is‧cite [uncountable and countable] formal
PPV a system by which everyone in a country or area votes on an important decision that affects the whole country or area
plebiscite on
a plebiscite on independence
[↪ referendum]

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