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09/11/2011

plebiscite

Filed under: Law — anlactunay @ 6:33 AM

plebiscite \PLEB-uh-sahyt\, noun:
1. A direct vote of the qualified voters of a state in regard to some important public question.
2. The vote by which the people of a political unit determine autonomy or affiliation with another country.
How many of these were there? Not enough to put the verdict of the plebiscite in doubt, anyway.
— Arthur C. Clark, The Last Theorem
It was he who devised the plebiscite and the governmental machinery for making plebiscites yield the desired results — ninety-eight percent of the votes in favor of tyranny, two percent against.
— Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays
Plebiscite is comprised the Latin roots plebi meaning “common people” and scitum meaning “resolution or decree.”

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