The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
The amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is elected by a majority of five hundred votes. See Plurality.
The majority is the party in power in the Legislature. The Republicans now control both houses, hence the House Majority Leader and the Senate Majority Leader are Republicans.
A number of members that is greater than half of the total membership of a group and that has the power to make decisions binding on the whole. There are two types of majorities that may be required for legislative approval of bills and other actions--a simple majority and an absolute majority. A simple majority consists of more than half of those members present and voting. An absolute majority consists of more than half of those members entitled to vote, whether present or absent.
the greater number of votes that determines the whole vote of the members on the passage of a bill or other action.
The American people expressing its might through assemblies, elections, voting, speaking and the democratic processes.
There are three types of majorities in the Knesset: 1) A Regular Majority - a majority of those participating in the voting. 2) A Special (Absolute) Majority - 61 Knesset members. 3) A Privileged Majority - 2/3 of the Members of the Knesset.
a number greater than half of the total votes cast in an election
a power with which a leader cannot but reckon
More than half of the combined Partnership Interests
The political party that has the greatest number of elected members and therefore controls top leadership positions; also means the number of members, in the House and Senate, necessary to pass legislation.
The political party with the most members in the House or Senate - in Kentucky, Democrats in the House, Republicans in the Senate.
The greater number or part of something. | Lee learned that the senator was elected by a small majority of 73 votes. [ Lesson 1
More than 50 percent; commonly used as the percentage of votes required approving decisions for the corporation
The number of people who must favour a motion before it can be carried. A "simple majority" is more than half the members voting: that is, 50 percent plus one person.
the party that has the most members elected in either the House or the Senate.
More than 50 percent; commonly used as the percentage of votes required to approve certain corporate actions.
The age at which a person no longer considered a minor and is entitled to contract and enjoy civic rights, such as voting.
(1) More than half of something, such as the votes cast in an election. (2) The age at which a person can exercise the legal rights of an adult, such as entering into contracts or voting. See age of majority.
A majority is a subset of a group that is more than half of the entire group. This should not be confused with a plurality, which is a subset having the largest number of parts. A plurality is not necessarily a majority, as the largest subset may be less than half of the entire group.