majority

Definitions:

  • The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total.
  • The amount by which the greater number of votes cast, as in an election, exceeds the total number of remaining votes.
  • The political party, group, or faction having the most power by virtue of its larger representation or electoral strength.
  • The age at which a person is recognized as an adult by the law.
  • The military rank, commission, or office of a major.
  • The state of being major or greater; superiority; preponderance.
  • The greater number; more than half the whole number: as, a <em>majority</em> of mankind; a <em>majority</em> of votes. See <internalXref urlencoded="plurality">plurality</internalXref>.
  • The excess of one of two groups of things which have been enumerated over the other: as, the measure was carried by a <em>majority</em> of twenty votes; his <em>majority</em> was two to one.
  • Full age; the age at which the laws of a country permit a young person to manage his own affairs and to exercise the rights of citizenship—in most countries twenty-one years.
  • The office, rank, or commission of a major.
  • [L. <em>majores.</em>] Ancestors; ancestry.
  • The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority.
  • The military rank of a major.
  • The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs.
  • The greater number; more than half
  • Ancestors; ancestry.
  • 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. See <er>Plurality</er>.
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  • More than <xref>half</xref> (50%) of some group
  • The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes
  • Legal adulthood
  • The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major
  • the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
  • the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
  • (elections) more than half of the votes
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