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plebiscite

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noun pleb·i·scite \ˈple-bə-ˌsīt, -sət also -ˌsēt\

Simple Definition of plebiscite

  • : a vote by which the people of a country or region express their opinion for or against an important proposal

Full Definition of plebiscite

  1. :  a vote by which the people of an entire country or district express an opinion for or against a proposal especially on a choice of government or ruler

ple·bi·sci·ta·ry play \ple-ˈbi-sə-ˌter-ē, pli-; ˌple-bə-ˈsī-tə-rē\ adjective

Examples of plebiscite

  1. They are going to hold a plebiscite on the question of national independence.

  2. The issue will be decided by plebiscite.



Origin of plebiscite

Latin plebis scitum law voted by the comitia, literally, decree of the common people


First Known Use: 1860

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