relative majority

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relative majority
 
n
(Brit) Compare absolute majority the excess of votes or seats won by the winner of an election over the runner-up when no candidate or party has more than 50 per cent

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relative majority

noun
(in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes) [syn: plurality
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