majority vote

majority vote
n.
A vote in which the person who receives the greatest number of votes is declared the winner.

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  • majority vote — vote made by more than half of the voters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • majority vote — A vote of more than half for a candidate for office or a proposition submitted to it voters at an election. Necessarily the vote received by the winning candidate where there are only two candidates. 26 Am J2d Elect § 309. Of electors, the choice …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • majority vote — /mə dʒɒrɪti vəυt/, majority decision /mə dʒɒrɪti dɪˌsɪ3(ə)n/ noun a decision which represents the wishes of the largest group as shown by a vote …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • majority — ma·jor·i·ty /mə jȯr ə tē/ n pl ties 1 a: legal age b: the status of one who has reached legal age 2 a: a number or quantity greater than half of a total compare plu …   Law dictionary

  • majority — Full age; legal age; age at which a person is no longer a minor. The age at which, by law, a person is capable of being legally responsible for all his or her acts (e.g. contractual obligations), and is entitled to the management of his or her… …   Black's law dictionary

  • majority — Full age; legal age; age at which a person is no longer a minor. The age at which, by law, a person is capable of being legally responsible for all his or her acts (e.g. contractual obligations), and is entitled to the management of his or her… …   Black's law dictionary

  • majority — ma|jor|i|ty [məˈdʒɔrıti US məˈdʒo: , məˈdʒa: ] n plural majorities ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(most people or things)¦ 2¦(most votes)¦ 3 majority vote/decision/verdict etc 4 majority stake/shareholding etc 5¦(becoming an adult)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; :… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Majority — This article is about the mathematical concept of majority. For other uses, see Majority (disambiguation). A majority is a subset of a group consisting of more than half of its members. This can be compared to a plurality, which is a subset… …   Wikipedia

  • vote of the people — A plurality or majority vote, as the case may be, of the qualified electors. In statutes providing for the issuance of bonds when authorized by a vote of the people, the words authorized by the vote can but mean by a majority, as there are but… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • majority — ▪ I. majority ma‧jor‧i‧ty 1 [məˈdʒɒrti ǁ məˈdʒɔː , məˈdʒɑː ] noun majorities PLURALFORM 1. [singular] most of the people or things in a particular group: • Some franchisees quit, but the majority are still hanging on. majority of …   Financial and business terms

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