a number of votes constituting more than half of the number cast.
a number of voters constituting more than half of the number registered.
Weasel Words And Other Ways We Avoid Telling The TruthMost of us know what the word lying means, but what happens when someone carefully skirts the truth instead of telling a bold-faced whopper? Politicians, in particular, are well known for making use of equivocal language as a way of hiding their true actions.
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British Dictionary definitions for absolute majority
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 oppositionCompare relative majority
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