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ref·er·en·dum  audio  (rf-rndm) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. ref·er·en·dums or ref·er·en·da  (-d) KEY 
    1. The submission of a proposed public measure or actual statute to a direct popular vote.
    2. Such a vote.
  1. A note from a diplomat to the diplomat's government requesting instructions.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin, neuter gerundive of referre, to refer ; see refer


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