Meaning of supermajority


Pronunciation: (s'pur-mu-jôr"i-tē, -jor"-), [key]
— -ties.
  1. a majority that must represent some percentage more than a simple majority.
  2. a majority greater than a specified number, as 60%, of the total: required to pass certain types of legislation, override vetos, etc.
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