majority majority  /mə ˈdʒɔ rə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
  2. (n) (elections) more than half of the votes
  3. (n) the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. All presidents went back above the 50% mark after their initial loss of majority public support.
  2. The two-thirds rule may be abolished at any convention by majority vote.

News

  1. Bernanke: Majority of Fed Officials Don't Expect to Sell MBS

    Bernanke: Majority of Fed Officials Don't Expect to Sell MBS
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Small majority in favor of immigration bill currently before Senate

    While a small majority of Americans are in favor of the immigration bill currently before the U.S. Senate, according to a new national poll the old and young don't see eye to eye on the issue.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. Majority of Utah Voters Want Swallow to Resign, Poll Numbers Show

    (KUTV) A majority of Utah voters say they want Attorney General John Swallow to resign. The new poll numbers were released Monday and show many in the state believe Swallow should step down. A BYU nonpartisan research center conducted the poll and posted the results on Utah Data Points. ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KUTV Salt Lake City

Quotes

  1. In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito said, "Brushing aside inconvenient precedent, the (majority) arms public educational institutions with a handy weapon for suppressing the speech of unpopular groups - groups to which, as Hastings candidly puts...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: Allentown Morning Call

  2. "This was a chaotic process dogged by procedural games," Miliband wrote. "The procedural wrangling was, in fact, a cover for points of serious, substantive disagreement. The vast majority of countries, developed and developing, believe that...
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Ed Miliband Source: AFP

  3. "The majority of the nation no longer supports the way this war is being fought," said Webb, a Vietnam veteran chosen to give the formal Democratic response to Bush. "We need a new direction."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: James Henry Webb Source: USA Today

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