Majority Law and Legal Definition

A majority typically requires more than half of the members who cast a vote to agree in order for the entire body to make a decision on the measure being voted on. In contrast, a plurality is the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes) in an election with more than two options.

It is called simple majority in the United States. In British English, the term overall majority refers to the difference between the number of votes received by the winner and the total votes cast for all other candidates together. Absolute majority refers to more than half of the votes.