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.
- To what extent this change took place was as yet unknown, nor which side had a majority. - "The Struggle for Missouri", John McElroy.
- " So far as I have learned to know men, the majority, at least, will not hasten to attain our Ursel's complete understanding with one's self. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- The majority, and Iblis, and Juhannam- ah, come out with me to the new gods!... - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.