Variant of referendum
- the submission of a law, proposed or already in effect, to a direct vote of the people, as in superseding or overruling the legislature
- the vote itself
- a note sent by a diplomatic agent to the agent's own government, asking for specific instructions
Origin: ModL from L, a carrying back, gerund, gerundive or neuter gerund, gerundive of referre: see refer
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