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referendum

American English: /ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm/
British English: /ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm/

noun plural referendums or referendaPronunciation: /-də/

  • referendum (on something)
    referéndum (masculine) or referendo (masculine) or plebiscito (masculine) (sobre algo)
    to call a referendum
    convocar un referéndum ( or referendo etc. )
    to hold a referendum
    celebrar un referéndum ( or referendo etc. )
    to hold a referendum on something
    plebiscitar algo
    someter algo a referéndum ( or referendo etc. )
    Example sentences
    • 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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