noun (plural minorities)
- The group is regarded as a fundamentalist organisation representing the views of the minority of Muslims.
- And for the minority of people who can't, having restricted licensing hours is highly unlikely to deter them.
- The A-level of old had a specific function: to test the minority of young people who would go on to higher education.
- This means that a minority of just 26 votes can block a decision.
- The balance of voting in the Council of Ministers had, up to this point, meant that a 'blocking minority' of 23 votes was required.
- It seems extraordinary that as liberals we now feel secure enough to impose our own orthodoxies on the dissenting minorities within our community.
- There are no real race or religion minorities, much less any clashes.
- There were no Tamil or Muslim candidates representing the country's main ethnic and religious minorities.
- During the claimant's minority the initial limitation period would not run.
- Claims by children are not limited to those made during their minority; an adult child may seek an order.
- The context was exceptional, for royal authority was weakened by the minority of Louis XIV.
be (or find oneself) in a minority of one
- often humorous Be the sole person to be in favor of or against something.Example sentences
- Last night there was relief in Downing Street that the prime minister right had not ultimately found himself in a minority of one.
- In this, as in other quarrels, Wilson found himself in a minority of one.
- It is also true that, within the Government, let alone the Parliamentary Labour Party, he was in a minority of one in his support for top-up fees as the means by which to achieve that end.
in the minority
- Belonging to or constituting the smaller group or number: those who acknowledge his influence are certainly in the minorityMore example sentences
- There are poems which express a more conventional view of God, but they're certainly in the minority.
- You're also, however, running pretty puny databases and certainly in the minority.
- Pirates would have been my choice but I would have thought I was in the minority.
Late 15th century (denoting the state of being a minor): from French minorité or medieval Latin minoritas, from Latin minor 'smaller' (see minor).
Words that rhyme with minorityauthority, inferiority, juniority, majority, priority, seniority, sonority, sorority, superiority
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