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Definition of Majority


  1. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority.
  2. The military rank of a major.
  3. The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs.
  4. The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
  5. Ancestors; ancestry.
  6. 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.

Majority Quotations

Of course, the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not terrorists or sympathetic to terrorists. Equating all Muslims with terrorism is stupid and wrong. But acknowledging that there is a link between Islam and terror is appropriate and necessary.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Thomas Jefferson

We are all human beings, and we all have insecurities, but it's about being healthy and happy with yourself. I'm not perfect, and I will indulge in pizza and sweets on occasion. The goal is to make the majority of your decisions good for your body. So listen to your body, and treat it like your temple.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
Thomas Jefferson
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Majority Translations

majority in Dutch is meerderheid, meerderjarigheid
majority in German is Mehrheit
majority in Italian is maggioranza
majority in Portuguese is maioria
majority in Swedish is majoritet, flertal
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