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Synonyms for minority

the state or period of being under legal age

Synonyms for minority

a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part

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being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts

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any age prior to the legal age

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If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the government must cease.
If a minority in such case will secede rather than acquiesce, they make a precedent which in turn will divide and ruin them; for a minority of their own will secede from them whenever a majority refuses to be controlled by such minority.
Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left.
To give a minority a negative upon the majority (which is always the case where more than a majority is requisite to a decision), is, in its tendency, to subject the sense of the greater number to that of the lesser.
It is from these specimens of the refuse of our Nobility that the great Tumults and Seditions of past ages have generally derived their leaders; and so great is the mischief thence arising that an increasing minority of our more progressive Statesmen are of opinion that true mercy would dictate their entire suppression, by enacting that all who fail to pass the Final Examination of the University should be either imprisoned for life, or extinguished by a painless death.
A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.
But I am quite in the minority, I believe; few people seem to value simplicity of dress,show and finery are every thing.
By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.
But if the LP wants to become the new minority, it has to follow the House rules to repeat the process of selecting the minority leader by declaring the position of the Speaker vacant first, Suarez said.
Citizens in other State (out of their own State) are linguistic minority in that State.
The district has 106 minority teachers at its 16 schools -- 13.
The report compared the 5 percent minority board of directors representation in commercial real estate with the 21 percent minority board of directors representation on Fortune's list of Best Companies.
Using data provided by TNS Media Intelligence, as well as information shared by respondents to our diversity survey, each company on the 40 Best Companies for Diversity list has been assigned an Advertising Diversity Rating, based on an assessment of advertising dollars purchased through media targeting black and minority audiences.
Indeed, we owe achievements like increased minority voter turn-out rates and representation in the United States Congress to the VRA.
A review of the facts will help the reader understand why the Quebec trial judge and two of the three judges on the Quebec Court of Appeal, and the minority of two of the Supreme Court Justices, favoured Labaye's conviction.
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