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referendum 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
: the popular vote on a measure so submitted

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.