Plebiscite

plebiscite

A vote by universal male suffrage; especially, in France, a popular vote, as first sanctioned by the National constitution of 1791.

Alternative forms: plebiscit] Plebiscite we have lately taken, in popular use, from the french. (Fitzed. Hall)

Origin: F. Plebiscite, fr. L. Plebiscitum.

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