Referendum

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From Latin referendum. Much reinforced in recent years by English referendum.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌʁɛfəˈʁɛndʊm/, /ˌʁeːfə-/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Referendum n (genitive Referendums, plural Referenden)

  1. referendum (direct popular vote on a proposed law or other political decision)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The German word is used chiefly for referenda on national level or, in the case of independence referenda, the level of nations-to-be. For regional or local votes, the word Volksabstimmung (until recently preferred in all contexts) remains more common.

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