Pleb"i*scite (?), n. [F. pl'ebiscite, fr. L. plebiscitum.]

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

[Written also plebiscit.]

Plebiscite we have lately taken, in popular use, from the French. Fitzed. Hall.


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