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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab′solute major′ity(n.)

  1. a number of votes constituting more than half of the number cast.

    Category: Government

  2. a number of voters constituting more than half of the number registered.

    Category: Government

Princeton's WordNet

  1. majority, absolute majority(noun)

    (elections) more than half of the votes

Wiktionary

  1. absolute majority(Noun)

    A number of votes totalling over 50 per cent, such as the total number of votes or seats obtained by a party that beats the combined opposition.

Freebase

  1. Supermajority

    A supermajority or a qualified majority is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified greater level of support than a 50% simple majority. In some jurisdictions, for example, parliamentary procedure requires that any action that may alter the rights of a minority has a supermajority requirement. Changes to constitutions, especially those with entrenched clauses, commonly require supermajority support in a legislature. A supermajority is absolute if the required percentage or fraction is based on the entire membership rather than on those present and voting.

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