Translation of majority in Spanish:
noun plural -ties
- 1 1.1 (greater number) (+ singular or plural verb) the majority were o was not in favorin the vast majority of casesla mayoría no estaba a favora majority of households now own a TVen la inmensa mayoría de los casosto be in the majorityhoy en día la mayoría de los hogares dispone de un televisorthe silent majorityser mayoríala mayoría silenciosa(before noun) (decision/party)majority holding o interestit was approved by a majority voteparticipación (feminine) mayoritariase aprobó por mayoría (de votos)Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (margin) a two-thirds majority
- 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.
simple o (in British English also) relative majorityuna mayoría de dos terciosthey voted by a narrow majority to return to workmayoría simple or relativaganó por una estrecha mayoría or por un estrecho margen el voto a favor de volver al trabajoExample 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.
- 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 o attain o come into one's majorityllegar a or alcanzar la mayoría de edadExample 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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