I was just listening to a news story on TV when someone referred to a majority of votes as being one half plus one. I have often heard that definition and disagreed with it. If three people vote and if two vote one way and one the other, don't the two votes constitute a majority? But one half of three is one and one half, and so one and one half of three plus one is two and one half. I looked up "majority" in Wikipedia, and the word "plus" does not appear anywhere on that page. They consistently define it as "more than half". Then I googled for "majority" and "definition" and the first dictionary reference was from Macmillian and it defined a majority as more than half, but then I went to Merriam-Webster and it said it is commonly "one more than one half". I stopped searching after that. I have never heard of any parliamentary governmental body that decides matter on simple majority rule that requires a majority of "one more than one half "rather than simply "more than one half". Any majority requiring more than one half is commonly called a super-majority. Does anyone know of any voting body that must have a vote total that exceeds the arithmetic fractional one half by a full, additional vote?