referendum
ref·er·en·dum /ˌrə-fə-'ren-dəm/ n pl -da /-də/ or -dums [New Latin, from Latin, neuter of referendus, gerundive of referre to refer]: the submission to popular vote of a measure passed on or proposed by a legislative body or by popular initiative; also: the popular vote on a measure so submitted

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

referendum
I noun ballot, decision, determination, discretion, election, expression of choice, mandate, plebiscite, poll, popular choice, popular decision, popular vote, preference, say, selection, voice, vote II index election (selection by vote), plebiscite, poll (casting of votes)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


referendum
n.
A state or local election in which the voters vote on an item of legislation or an amendment.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


referendum
The process by which the repeal or approval of an existing statute or state constitutional provision is voted upon. Many states allow for referenda which are placed on the ballot by a required number of voter signatures on a petition filed.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


referendum
n. A passing of responsibility for a piece of legislation, a constitutional amendment or some other public issue to the public at large to vote upon; the vote in such an issue.
See also initiative.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


referendum
The right reserved to the people to approve or reject an act of the legislature, or the right of the people to approve or reject legislation that has been referred to them by the legislature.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


referendum
The right reserved to the people to approve or reject an act of the legislature, or the right of the people to approve or reject legislation that has been referred to them by the legislature.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

referendum
n.
   the process by which the repeal or approval of an existing statute or state constitutional provision is voted upon. Many states provide for referenda (plural of referendum) which are placed on the ballot by a required number of voter signatures on a petition filed.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • référendum — [ referɛ̃dɔm; referɑ̃dɔm ] n. m. VAR. referendum • 1781 « demande de consultation »; repris 1874; de l expr. lat. ad referendum 1750, de referre « faire un rapport, soumettre à une assemblée » 1 ♦ Vote de l ensemble des citoyens pour approuver ou …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • referendum — référendum [ referɛ̃dɔm; referɑ̃dɔm ] n. m. VAR. referendum • 1781 « demande de consultation »; repris 1874; de l expr. lat. ad referendum 1750, de referre « faire un rapport, soumettre à une assemblée » 1 ♦ Vote de l ensemble des citoyens pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Referéndum — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un referéndum es una elección, a través de la cual el cuerpo electoral de un país o nación expresa su voluntad respecto a un asunto o decisión, que sus representantes constitucionales o legales someten a su consulta …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Referendum — Ref er*en dum (r?f ?r*?n d?m), n.; pl. { da} [Gerundive fr. L. referre. See {Refer}.] 1. A diplomatic agent s note asking for instructions from his government concerning a particular matter or point. [1913 Webster] 2. The right to approve or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Referéndum — (lat.), das zu Berichtende; etwas ad referendum nehmen, soviel wie zur Berichterstattung an die Beteiligten entgegennehmen. In der Schweiz bezeichnet R. die Einrichtung, daß Beschlüsse, welche die Repräsentativorgane gefaßt haben, insbes. Gesetze …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • referendum — /refe rɛndum/ s.m. [propr. lat. mod., dalla locuz. ad referendum (convocazione) per riferire ]. 1. (polit.) [istituto giuridico per il quale i cittadini possono essere chiamati a votare per esprimere il loro parere su singole questioni]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • referendum — (n.) 1847, submitting a question to the voters as a whole (originally chiefly in reference to Switzerland), from French or German, from L. referendum that which must be referred, lit. thing brought back, from neuter gerundive of referre to bring… …   Etymology dictionary

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