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[n] the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; "the majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work is finished"
[n] (in an election) more than half of the votes
[n] the age at which a person is considered competent to manage their own affairs

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Misc. Definitions

\Ma*jor"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Majorities}. [F. majorit['e]. See {Major}.]
1. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority. Specifically: (a) The military rank of a major. (b) The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs.
2. The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
3. [Cf. L. majores.] Ancestors; ancestry. [Obs.]
4. 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}. {To go over to, or To join}, {the majority}, to die.

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