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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Majority  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {bulk}]  [ant:  {minority}] 
  2:  (in  an  election)  more  than  half  of  the  votes  [syn:  {absolute 
  3:  the  age  at  which  a  person  is  considered  competent  to  manage 
  their  own  affairs  [syn:  {legal  age}]  [ant:  {minority}] 

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