Part of speech: noun

The smaller of two parts or parties.

Part of speech: noun

The state of being under age.

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Usage examples "minority":

  1. At the establishment of the Consulate for life, those who were averse to that change formed but a feeble minority. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  2. True religion is in a minority in that land of money and selfish interests, where the soul is cold. - "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.
  3. Other groups followed them till there remained only the party of the extreme Left, which had hitherto been a weak minority, and which in no sense represented the real opinions of Germany. - "History of Modern Europe 1792-1878", C. A. Fyffe.