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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A larger number than 50% required for legal purposes such as to pass certain types of legislation or to override a veto.

Usage examples (36)
  • The 60% supermajority is unfair and harder for rural areas than urban areas to pass.
  • Rumors on this page seem to indicate that getting rid of the supermajority is well on its way.
  • Nor does the US Constitution endorse the idea that a supermajority is required to end debate in the US Senate.
  • The idea that the ‘progressive’ agenda will be in jeopardy if the Dems lose their supermajority is farcical. for more
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