Definition of Minority

1. Noun. A group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part.

Generic synonyms: Social Group



2. Noun. Being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts. "He held a minority position"
Generic synonyms: Figure, Number
Attributes: Minor
Antonyms: Majority
Derivative terms: Minor

3. Noun. Any age prior to the legal age.
Exact synonyms: Nonage
Generic synonyms: Legal Status, Age, Eld
Antonyms: Majority
Derivative terms: Minor

Definition of Minority

1. n. The state of being a minor, or under age.

Definition of Minority

1. Noun. Any subgroup that does not form a numerical majority. ¹

2. Noun. (politics used attributively of a party, government, &c.) Empowered by or representing a minority (usually a plurality) of votes cast, legislative seats, ''&c.'', rather than an outright majority thereof. ¹

3. Noun. A member of an ethnic minority. ¹

4. Noun. Youth; period or condition of a person prior to reaching adulthood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minority

1. the smaller number or part [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Minority

minoration
minorca
minorcas
minored
minoring
minorish
minorities
minoritise
minoritised
minoritises
minoritising
minoritize
minoritized
minoritizes
minoritizing
minority (current term)
minority cabinet
minority council
minority government
minority governments
minority groups
minority leader
minority report
minority reports
minorly
minors
minos
minotaur
minotaurs
minour

Literary usage of Minority

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"Defendant, which through a subsidiary corporation controlled a third corporation in which complainants were minority shareholders, held not to have acted as ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Francis Vesey (1827)
"The dividends during their minority were claimed by the Defendant. It was admitted, that this ... Nothing is given during the minority of these children. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"On the other hand the minority, comprising about one-fifth of the total number, ... The minority, therefore, allowed itself to be guided by opportunist ..."

4. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1892)
"Time being short, the minority attempted by every means in their power to hinder, ... Every expedient to delay a vote was resorted to by the minority. ..."

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