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the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts

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(elections) more than half of the votes

the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

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Either the existence of the same passion or interest in a majority at the same time must be prevented, or the majority, having such coexistent passion or interest, must be rendered, by their number and local situation, unable to concert and carry into effect schemes of oppression.
A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.
The smaller the society, the fewer probably will be the distinct parties and interests composing it; the fewer the distinct parties and interests, the more frequently will a majority be found of the same party; and the smaller the number of individuals composing a majority, and the smaller the compass within which they are placed, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression.
I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves Abolitionists should at once effectually withdraw their support, both in person and property, from the government of Massachusetts, and not wait till they constitute a majority of one, before they suffer the right to prevail through them.
A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people.
The great majority are perfectly content to do the ordinary thing.
You will do as the majority decide, or you will be `the first' without the formality of drawing lots," said Monsieur Thuran threateningly.
It is the will of the majority," announced Monsieur Thuran, "and now let us lose no time in drawing lots.
asked Monsieur Thuran, knowing from past experience that the majority of men always prefer last chance in a lottery where the single prize is some distasteful thing--there is always the chance and the hope that another will draw it first.
Was the majority right when they refused to believe that the earth moved around the sun and let Galileo be driven to his knees like a dog?
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], July 28 (ANI): With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar facing a floor test to prove his majority in the state assembly on Friday, Janata Dal (United) has said that they were sure of securing absolute majority in the house.
Mr White saw a 6,606 majority eroded to give Labour the seat with a 1,206 majority.
With a majority of 2,268 in 2015, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland was a seat the Conservatives were hoping to win off Labour.
IF you want to block Theresa May from returning to power with a hefty majority, a tactical vote may be your best option.
On paper, Scottish Secretary David Mundell, who has a majority of just 798 in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, is most vulnerable.