majority : Definition, Usages, News and More

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muh jaw ruh tee

  • n  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
  • n  (elections) more than half of the votes
  • n  the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

  • You may remember that back in May, Gallup released a poll showing that for the first time, a majority of Americans in their survey described themselves as "pro-life" rather than .
  • How long has it been? You have to go all the way back to 1937 to find the last American President who enjoyed what was, in practice, a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate .
  • A majority (61%) say they would support a government mandate on lowering power plant emissions, and 87% support tax breaks to develop water, wind and solar power.
News & Articles


  • Samuel Alito in Allentown Morning Call
    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...
  • Ed Miliband in AFP
    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...
  • James Henry Webb in USA Today
    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."

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