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referendum

ref·er·en·dum

referendum

 
pronunciation:
re f ren dm
part of speech: noun
inflections: referenda, referendums
definition: the submission of a legislative measure to a vote by the general public, or the vote thus taken.
In a state referendum, the voters opposed lowering the drinking age to 18.The matter was decided by referendum.