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Plebiscite Definition in Context – 601 Words

Plebiscite definition and synonyms used in real context from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Enrich your advanced vocabulary in context with the word, plebiscite, and improve your listening and reading comprehension as well.

/ˈpleb.ɪ.sɪt/ (noun)

Plebiscite definition

a type of referendum in which all the people in a country or area are asked to give their opinions about a major political or social event or question, vote, poll, ballot, direct vote, opinion poll, survey, vote of all citizens


A referendum or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to answer a question on a particular proposal. For example, on 18 September 2014, the people of Scotland were asked to vote in a referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country. If a referendum is going to take place, legislation will be passed containing the question and the rules on how the referendum is to be run.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: plebiscitary

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