Qualified majority


a specified number within a majority that is required for a definitive vote, esp. in a weighted voting system; also, the raising of the simple majority requirement of 50-percent-plus-one to a higher level, in order to protect the rights of the minority


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    [kwol-uh-fahy-er] /ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that qualifies. 2. Grammar. /ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪə/ noun 1. a person or thing that qualifies, esp a contestant in a competition who wins a preliminary heat or contest and so earns the right to take part in the next round 2. a preliminary heat or contest 3. […]

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