Sentence Examples


  • The referendum has been sparingly used in matters of local concern.
  • In 1902 thirteen amendments were adopted, including provisions for the initiative, the referendum and the recall.
  • Under an amendment to the Constitution adopted in 1906 his veto power does not extend to measures referred to the people by the legislative assembly or by initiative and referendum petitions.
  • Exceptions to the referendum are made in the case of laws necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or the support of the state government or the various state institutions.
  • In June the referendum on union was taken in Natal, and resulted in a complete rout of the separatists.