(?), n.;
pl. Minorities (#).
[Cf. F. minorit. See Minor, a. & n.]
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1. The state of being a minor, or under age.
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2. State of being less or small. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
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3. The smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority.
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4. Those members of a legislature that belong to the political party which is in the minority in that institution; as, the bill will pass even if the minority are strongly opposed.


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