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da    : [d'ɑ] [d'i'e]
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.
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2. The right to approve or reject by popular vote a meassure
passed upon by a legislature.
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3. The principle or practice of referring measures passed
upon by the legislative body to the body of voters, or
electorate, for approval or rejection, as in the Swiss
cantons (except Freiburg) and in various local governments
in the United States, and also in the local option laws,
etc.; also, the right to so approve or reject laws, or the
vote by which this is done. Referendum is distinguished
from the mandate, or instruction of representatives by the
people, from direct government by the people, in which
they initiate and make the laws by direct action without
representation, and from a plebiscite, or popular vote
taken on any measure proposed by a person or body having
the initiative but not constituting a representative or
constituent body.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]



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    focus definition: 1 the main or central point of something, especially of attention or interest: 2 (in physics) the point where waves of light or sound that are moving towards each other meet: 3 used to say that a photograph is clear not clear Learn more
  • HINDSIGHT | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    hindsight definition: 1 the ability to understand an event or situation only after it has happened: 2 the ability to understand, after something has happened, why or how it was done and how it might have been done better: Learn more
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    Word History: Every modern Indo-European language of Western Europe except English derives its verb for "to write" from Latin scrībere: French écrire, Spanish escribir, Portuguese escrever, Catalan escriure, Italian scrivere, Irish scríobh, Scottish Gaelic sgrìobh, Welsh ysgrifennu, Breton skriva, Icelandic skrifa, Danish and Norwegian skrive, Swedish skriva, German schreiben, and Dutch
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