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supermajority

[soo-per-muh-jawr-i-tee, -jor-] /ˈsu pər məˌdʒɔr ɪ ti, -ˌdʒɒr-/
noun, plural supermajorities.
1.
a majority that must represent some percentage more than a simple majority.
2.
a majority greater than a specified number, as 60%, of the total: required to pass certain types of legislation, override vetos, etc.
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  • She stated the supermajority clause was a staff control factor.
  • Requires a two-thirds supermajority for any new tax, any increase in tax rates, or any bill that is a net revenue raiser.
  • He felt that the supermajority amendment would protect the property rights of the residents and preserve property values.

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