What does the word referendum mean?

Usage examples for referendum

  1. Of the initiative and referendum much has been written. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  2. In such a changing condition of public sentiment, McKinley was a better index of what the majority wanted than a referendum could have been. – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish