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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit the excess of votes or seats won by the winner of an election over the runner-up when no candidate or party has more than 50 per cent. Compare absolute majority
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|Noun||1.||relative majority - (in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that 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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