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- majority (n.)
- 1550s, "condition of being greater, superiority," from Middle French majorité (16c.), from Medieval Latin majoritatem (nominative majoritas) "majority," from Latin maior "greater" (see major (adj.)). Sense of "state of being of full age" is attested from 1560s; meaning "greater number or part" (of votes, etc.) first recorded 1690s. The majority "the dead" recorded from 1719.
- 1. Independent candidates won the majority of seats on the local council.
- 2. It's possible the Congress Party will scrape together a majority.
- 3. The men voted by a four-to-one majority to accept the pay offer.
- 4. The majority of foreign nationals working here have work permits.
- 5. The majority of sex offenders have a low opinion of themselves.
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