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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plebiscite \Pleb"i*scite\, n. [F. pl['e]biscite, 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.] [1913 Webster] Plebiscite we have lately taken, in popular use, from the French. --Fitzed. Hall. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

plebiscite n 1: a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "plebiscite": Australian ballot, Hare system, aye, ballot, canvass, canvassing, casting vote, constitutional referendum, counting heads, cumulative voting, deciding vote, direct initiative, division, enfranchisement, facultative referendum, fagot vote, franchise, graveyard vote, hand vote, indirect initiative, initiative, list system, mandate, mandatory referendum, nay, no, nontransferable vote, plebiscitum, plumper, plural vote, poll, polling, preferential voting, proportional representation, proxy, recall, record vote, referendum, representation, right to vote, rising vote, say, secret ballot, show of hands, single vote, snap vote, statutory referendum, straw vote, suffrage, transferable vote, viva voce, voice, voice vote, vote, voting, voting right, write-in, write-in vote, yea, yeas and nays, yes
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

PLEBISCITE, n. A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign.