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; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
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.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). Ayn Rand