absolute majority


absolute majority
noun
(elections) more than half of the votes
Syn: ↑majority
Derivationally related forms: ↑major (for: ↑majority)
Topics: ↑election
Hypernyms: ↑relative quantity

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ˌabsolute maˈjority [absolute majority] noun
more than half of the total number of votes or winning candidates

280 seats are needed for an absolute majority in the National Assembly.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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