Definition of Majority

1. Noun. The property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part. "The bulk of the work is finished"

Exact synonyms: Bulk
Generic synonyms: Figure, Number
Attributes: Major
Derivative terms: Major
Antonyms: Minority



2. Noun. (elections) more than half of the votes.
Exact synonyms: Absolute Majority
Category relationships: Election
Generic synonyms: Relative Quantity
Derivative terms: Major

3. Noun. The age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs.
Exact synonyms: Legal Age
Generic synonyms: Age, Eld
Group relationships: Adulthood, Maturity
Derivative terms: Major
Antonyms: Minority

Definition of Majority

1. n. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority.

Definition of Majority

1. Noun. More than half (50%) of some group ¹

2. Noun. The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes ¹

3. Noun. (dated) Legal adulthood ¹

4. Noun. (U.K.) The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Majority

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Majority

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majordomos
majored
majorette
majorettes
majoring
majoritarian
majoritarian democracy
majoritarianism
majoritarians
majoritarily
majorite
majorites
majoritic
majorities
majority (current term)
majority decision
majority draw
majority leader
majority operation
majority opinion
majority owner
majority rule
majorization
majorly
majoron
majorons
majors
majorship
majorships

Literary usage of Majority

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1904)
"CHAPTER XV UNLIMITED POWER OF THE majority IN THE UNITED STATES, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES Natural strength of the majority in democracies—How the unlimited ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1862)
"TYRANNY OF THE majority. How the principle of the sovereignty of the people is to be understood.— Impossibility of conceiving a mixed government. ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"cussion, they would declare that some of them are seen to be worthless, and the majority utterly depraved; thereupon we, inquiring into the cause of that ..."

4. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"Its operation contradicts that fundamental maxim of republican government, which requires that the sense of the majority should prevail. ..."

5. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"... and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows: FOR ..."

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