Referendum - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrefəˈrendəm|  American pronunciation of the word referendum
Brit.  |ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm|  British pronunciation of the word referendum


- a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate


The issue was decided by referendum.

The city council agreed to hold a referendum on the issue in November.

They voted the referendum into law.

...a compendious summary of the referendum before the voters...

The voters passed a referendum designed to roll back escalating rates.

The referendum blocked Switzerland's entrance into the European Economic Area.

The government has agreed in principle to a referendum.

Nine republics took part in the referendum.

The conference approved a proposal for a referendum.

He urged that a referendum should be held by December.

Word forms

singular: referendum
plural: referendums or referenda
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