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English definition of “referendum”


noun [C]     /ˌrefərˈendəm/
an occasion when all the people in a country can vote in order to show their opinion about a political questionElections
(Definition of referendum noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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