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simple majority

Syllabification: sim·ple ma·jor·i·ty

Definition of simple majority in English:

noun

A majority in which the highest number of votes cast for any one candidate, issue, or item exceeds the second-highest number, while not constituting an absolute majority.
Example sentences
  • They need two candidates for every seat, and a simple majority of votes cast should decide the election.
  • Each member has one vote, and decisions are usually taken by consensus, but when that is not possible, a simple majority of votes cast is normally sufficient.
  • Looking battered but unbowed, he technically needs to win just a simple majority of the votes cast today.

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