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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of, relating to, based on, or of the nature of a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance.

Usage examples (36)
  • Dana Nelson describes this understanding of the presidency on page 177 of "Bad For Democracy", citing Barney Frank's use of the political science term plebiscitary...
  • We have entered what is called a plebiscitary regime, one where the only elections that count are the one for the executive and any plebiscite that this one may wish to...
  • Acton has changed Aquinas' mixed regime into a plebiscitary democracy.
  • Both solved political problems through plebiscitary votes, not well thoughts referendum. for more
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