Definition of referendum in English:
noun (plural referendums or referenda /-də/)
A general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.
- He could also claim a legitimacy built on a succession of victories in irreproachably clean popular votes in referendums and multi-party elections.
- The third option is to do nothing until an abortion referendum is held.
- There is speculation that Britain will hold a national referendum on the issue sometime in 2003.
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