Pronunciation: (ref"u-ren'dum), [key]
—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.
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