Definitions 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. The greater of two numbers looked upon as parts of a whole; the difference between this greater number and the smaller; more than half of a total; the full legal age of twenty- one years; rank, etc., of a major.
  6. The greater number: the amount between the greater and the less number: full age ( at 21): the office or rank of major.
  7. The greater number; difference between two numbers; full age; office of a major.
  8. The greater part; excess.
  9. Legal age.
  10. Rank of a major.
  11. The greater number; more than half; amount by which one number exceeds another; full age, above twenty- one; the office, rank, or commission of a major.
  12. Full age or end of minority; the greater number; more than a half; the number by which the votes for the successful candidate exceed those of the unsuccessful one; the military rank of a major.
  13. ( elections) more than half of the votes
  14. 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.
  15. More than half of something, such as the votes cast in an election. The age at which a person can exercise the legal rights of an adult, such as entering into contracts or voting. See age of majority.