absolute majority


Definition of absolute majority

1 : more than half of the votes: such as
a : more than half of the votes actually cast
b : more than half of the number of qualified voters

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First Known Use of absolute majority

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Absolute majority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20majority. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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