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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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