referendum
noun (plural referenda or -dums) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, neuter of referendus, gerundive of referre to refer Date: 1847 1. a. the principle or practice of submitting to popular vote a measure passed on or proposed by a legislative body or by popular initiative b. a vote on a measure so submitted 2. a diplomatic agent's note asking for government instructions

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  • Referendum — Référendum Le référendum désigne un vote par lequel les citoyens d un pays peuvent approuver ou rejeter une proposition. Sommaire 1 En Amérique du Nord 1.1 Canada 1.1.1 Québec 2 En Asie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • référendum — [ referɛ̃dɔm; referɑ̃dɔm ] n. m. VAR. referendum • 1781 « demande de consultation »; repris 1874; de l expr. lat. ad referendum 1750, de referre « faire un rapport, soumettre à une assemblée » 1 ♦ Vote de l ensemble des citoyens pour approuver ou …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • referendum — référendum [ referɛ̃dɔm; referɑ̃dɔm ] n. m. VAR. referendum • 1781 « demande de consultation »; repris 1874; de l expr. lat. ad referendum 1750, de referre « faire un rapport, soumettre à une assemblée » 1 ♦ Vote de l ensemble des citoyens pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Referéndum — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un referéndum es una elección, a través de la cual el cuerpo electoral de un país o nación expresa su voluntad respecto a un asunto o decisión, que sus representantes constitucionales o legales someten a su consulta …   Wikipedia Español

  • referendum — REFERÉNDUM, referendumuri, s.n. Consultare directă a cetăţenilor, chemaţi să se pronunţe, prin vot, asupra unui proiect de lege de o deosebită importanţă pentru stat sau asupra unor probleme de interes general. – Din lat. [ad] referendum, fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • referendum — ref·er·en·dum /ˌrə fə ren dəm/ 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;… …   Law dictionary

  • referendum — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n V, lm M. referendumda {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} głosowanie w określonej sprawie przeprowadzone na terytorium kraju lub gminy, w którym udział biorą osoby pełnoletnie : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Przeprowadzić referendum. Referendum… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Referendum — Ref er*en dum (r?f ?r*?n d?m), n.; pl. { da} [Gerundive fr. L. referre. See {Refer}.] 1. A diplomatic agent s note asking for instructions from his government concerning a particular matter or point. [1913 Webster] 2. The right to approve or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Referéndum — (lat.), das zu Berichtende; etwas ad referendum nehmen, soviel wie zur Berichterstattung an die Beteiligten entgegennehmen. In der Schweiz bezeichnet R. die Einrichtung, daß Beschlüsse, welche die Repräsentativorgane gefaßt haben, insbes. Gesetze …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • referendum — /refe rɛndum/ s.m. [propr. lat. mod., dalla locuz. ad referendum (convocazione) per riferire ]. 1. (polit.) [istituto giuridico per il quale i cittadini possono essere chiamati a votare per esprimere il loro parere su singole questioni]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • referendum — (n.) 1847, submitting a question to the voters as a whole (originally chiefly in reference to Switzerland), from French or German, from L. referendum that which must be referred, lit. thing brought back, from neuter gerundive of referre to bring… …   Etymology dictionary

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