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The Greek plebiscite of 1974 resulted in the final abolition of monarchy in Greece.
  a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
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plebiscite plebiscites
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Also called a referendum.
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  • The Greek plebiscite of 1974 resulted in the final abolition of monarchy in Greece.
  • If we don’t boil our water for thirty full minutes we’ll get plebiscites and what not.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I demanded, for I was a brass-bound Idealist then, as I have stated, and was not going to call for a plebiscite on whether I was sorry or not.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
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