Translation of majority in Spanish:

majority

Pronunciation: /məˈdʒɔːrəti; məˈdʒɒrəti/

n (plural -ties)

  • 1 1.1 (greater number) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) mayoría (feminine) the majority were o was not in favor la mayoría no estaba a favor in the vast majority of cases en la inmensa mayoría de los casos a majority of households now own a TV hoy en día la mayoría de los hogares dispone de un televisor to be in the majority ser* mayoría the silent majority la mayoría silenciosa (before noun/delante del nombre) [decision/party] mayoritario majority holding o interest participación (feminine) mayoritaria majority rule gobierno (masculine) de la mayoría majority verdict [Law/Derecho] veredicto (masculine) por mayoría it was approved by a majority vote se aprobó por mayoría (de votos)
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    • Should I really just accept decisions of the majority of the town council, and not speak out if I believe them to be wrong?
    • I totally agree with the thought that he is mistaken in the majority of his decisions, don't you?
    • Medieval agriculture was undertaken by peasants who of course constituted the overwhelming majority of the total population.
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    • McKibbin is right, however, to point out that massive Parliamentary majorities emasculate political parties and their ideologies.
    • In last June's general elections, the party lost its parliamentary majority.
    • Following a number of defections from other parties, Thai Rak Thai commanded an absolute majority in parliament.
    1.2 (margin) mayoría (f), margen (m) a two-thirds majority una mayoría de dos tercios absolute majority mayoría absoluta simple o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) relative majority mayoría simple or relativa they voted by a narrow majority to return to work ganó por una estrecha mayoría or por un estrecho margen el voto a favor de volver al trabajo
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    • At the last general election in 2001 he had a majority of 4,275 votes over the Conservative candidate.
    • He currently has a majority of 4,922 votes - surely enough to defeat the Conservative in second place.
    • In this example, the clear winner is candidate A with a majority over Candidate B of 5,000.
  • 2 (adulthood) mayoría (feminine) de edad to reach the age of o attain o come into one's majority llegar* a or alcanzar* la mayoría de edad
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    • David was not convicted of a criminal offence after the age of majority.
    • As each beneficiary reaches the age of majority, the rule in Saunders and Vautier may apply.
    • That injunction was of unlimited duration, although it would inevitably end when the ward reached the age of majority.

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