Translation of minority in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /məˈnɔːrəti; maɪˈnɒrɪti/

n (plural -ties)

  • 1 1.1 (smaller number) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) minoría (feminine) to be in a/the minority estar* en minoría to govern with a minority gobernar en minoría you're in a minority of one [humorous/humorístico] formas parte de una minoría de uno [humorous/humorístico] ethnic/religious minority minoría étnica/religiosa a minority of students share that view los estudiantes que comparten ese punto de vista son una minoría (before noun/delante del nombre) [group/vote] minoritario minority holding o interest participación (feminine) minoritaria minority sport deporte (masculine) de minorías
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    • 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.
    1.2 (in (United States/los Estados Unidos) ) [Government/Gobierno] oposición (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) minority leader líder (masculine and feminine) de la oposición
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    • 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.
  • 2 [Law/Derecho] minoría (feminine) de edad
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    • 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.

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.