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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.