absolute majority

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absolute majority

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) 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. Compare relative majority
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ab′solute major′ity


n.
1. a number of votes constituting more than half of the number cast.
2. a number of voters constituting more than half of the number registered.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absolute majority - (elections) more than half of the votesabsolute majority - (elections) more than half of the votes
election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
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