from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A specified majority of votes, such as 60 percent, required to approve a motion or pass legislation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any qualified majority, specified in advance of a vote, required for the vote to be passed


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