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Definition of majority:

  1. Ancestors; ancestry.
  2. 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.
  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. The military rank of a major.
  6. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority.

Synonyms:

bulk, mass, manhood, legal age, preponderance, middle age, volume, absolute majority, womanhood.

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