Ma·jor·i·ty n.; pl. Majorities
1. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority. Specifically: (a) The military rank of a major. (b) The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs.
2. The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
3. Ancestors; ancestry. [Obs.]
4. 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.
To go over to the majority or To join the majority, to die.