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ref•er•en•dum



Pronunciation: (ref"u-ren'dum), [key]
n.,
pl. -dums, -daPronunciation: (-du). [key]

1. the principle or practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection. Cf. initiative (def. 4a).
2. a vote on a measure thus referred.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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