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American English: /məˈdʒɔrədi/
, /məˈdʒɑrədi/
British English: /məˈdʒɒrɪti/

Translation of majority in Spanish:

noun plural majorities

  • 1 1.1 (greater number) (+ singular or plural verb) the majority were or 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) (decision/party)
    majority holding or interest
    participación (feminine) mayoritaria
    it was approved by a majority vote
    se aprobó por mayoría (de votos)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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) a two-thirds majority
    una mayoría de dos tercios
    simple or (British also) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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) to reach the age of or attain or come into one's majority
    llegar a or alcanzar la mayoría de edad
    Example sentences
    • 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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