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It derives from a Latin word that means "a decree or resolution of the people"; what political term is it?

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Answer: plebiscite

The word plebiscite derives from the Latin plebiscitum, "a decree or resolution of the people"; this in turn derives from plebs, the common people, + scitum, decree.

It denotes a vote in which the entire electorate is asked to approve or disapprove of something.

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