supermajority

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noun su·per·ma·jor·i·ty \ˈsü-pər-mə-ˌjȯr-ə-tē, -ˌjär-\

Definition of supermajority

  1. :  a majority (as two-thirds or three-fifths) greater than a simple majority

1977

First Known Use of supermajority

1977


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supermajority

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noun su·per·ma·jor·i·ty \ˈsü-pər-mə-ˌjȯr-ə-tē\

Legal Definition of supermajority

  1. :  a large majority a provision requiring a supermajority vote — say, 80 % of the common shares instead of the usual bare majority rule — R. C. Clark


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