American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A direct vote in which the entire electorate is invited to accept or refuse a proposal: The new constitution was ratified in a plebiscite.
- n. A vote in which a population exercises the right of national self-determination.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as plebiscitum.
- n. An expression of the will or pleasure of the whole people in regard to some measure already decided upon; a vote of the whole people for the ratification or disapproval of some matter: chiefly a French usage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vote by universal male suffrage; especially, in France, a popular vote, as first sanctioned by the National Constitution of 1791.
- n. a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
- Latin plebs, plebis ("the common people"). (Wiktionary)
- French plébiscite, from Latin plēbiscītum : plēbis, genitive of plēbs, the people; + scītum, decree, from neuter past participle of scīscere, to vote for, inchoative of scīre, to know. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Thirty-seven million people trying to govern by plebiscite is ridiculous.”
“Anytime a plebiscite is held and the Haitians vote for independence, we go home.”
“It is a well-known fact that, in Uruguay, the regime called a plebiscite and was defeated.”
“● The government conducts a sham "plebiscite" -- unclear question, no public voters 'list, no spending controls, and no guarantee of ballot secrecy.”
“Facing pressure for change both at home and abroad, Mr. Pinochet called a plebiscite on continuing his rule in 1988, which he lost.”
“The plebiscite was an important gauge of popularity for Correa, who was first elected in 2006 and easily re-elected in 2009 after a rewrite of the constitution.”
“And secondly have a plebiscite in other words give it out to all of the Iraqis.”
“Comte Auguste de Morny, the president's half-brother, had a proclamation printed to inform the people of the dissolution of the assembly and the restoration of universal male suffrage and called a plebiscite for a fundamental revision of the constitution.”
“Having annexed Austria in March, Germany's Adolph Hitler calls a plebiscite which shows that more than 99 percent of Austrians favor union with Germany's Third Reich.”
“A plebiscite is a Yankee invention which, unfortunately, has deceived many people of good faith throughout the world.”
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