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Meaning of MAJORITY

Pronunciation:  mu'joritee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; "the majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work is finished"
  2. [n]  (in an election) more than half of the votes
  3. [n]  the age at which a person is considered competent to manage their own affairs

MAJORITY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: absolute majority, bulk, legal age
 Antonyms: minority, minority, nonage
 See Also: adulthood, age, eld, figure, legal status, maturity, number, relative quantity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ma*jor"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Majorities}. [F. majorit['e].
See {Major}.]
1. The quality or condition of being major or greater;
   superiority. Specifically:
   (a) The military rank of a major.
   (b) The condition of being of full age, or authorized by
       law to manage one's own affairs.

2. The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of
   mankind; a majority of the votes cast.

3. [Cf. L. majores.] Ancestors; ancestry. [Obs.]

4. The amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all
   other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially,
   the number by which the votes for a successful candidate
   exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is elected
   by a majority of five hundred votes. See {Plurality}.

{To go over to, or To join}, {the majority}, to die.

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