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1 a : legal age
b : the status of one who has reached legal age
2 a : a number or quantity greater than half of a total compare plurality
b : the excess of a majority over the remainder of the total
3 a : the group or political party whose votes predominate
b : the judges voting in a particular case who together determine the prevailing decision see also majority opinion at opinion compare dissent
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.