Referendum is the submission of a law to the direct vote of the people.(noun)
An example of a referendum is having citizens vote on suggested town curfew laws.
See referendum in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ModL < L, a carrying back, ger. or neut. ger. of referre: see refer
See referendum in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ref·er·en·dums or ref·er·en·da (-də)
Origin: , neuter gerundive of referre, to refer; see refer.
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