Associations to the word «Minority»


MINORITY, noun. The state of being a minor; youth, the period of a person's life prior to reaching adulthood. [from 15th c.]
MINORITY, noun. Any subgroup that does not form a numerical majority. [from 18th c.]
MINORITY, noun. (politics) (used attributively of a party, government, etc.) Empowered by or representing a minority (usually a plurality) of votes cast, legislative seats, etc., rather than an outright majority thereof.
MINORITY, noun. (US) A member of an ethnic minority. [from 20th c.]
MINORITY CABINET, noun. (politics) minority government
MINORITY COUNCIL, noun. (politics) a civic governing coalition whereby the Mayor's political allies in city council hold a minority of the seats; a form of minority government . As a Mayor may be directly elected, the allied councillors need not hold a plurality of the seats, the opposition alliance on council may contain a majority of the seats on council.
MINORITY GOVERNMENT, noun. (politics) Government by a political party or a coalition that does not have a majority of seats / votes in parliament
MINORITY GOVERNMENTS, noun. Plural of minority government
MINORITY GROUP, noun. A group that forms only a small part of the population, whether it be for ethnic or other reasons.
MINORITY GROUPS, noun. Plural of minority group
MINORITY LANGUAGE, noun. (sociolinguistics) A language spoken by a minority of the population of a territory.
MINORITY LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of minority language
MINORITY LEADER, noun. (US) (federal politics) In each of the legislative chambers of the United States Congress—the United States Senate and the House of Representatives—the elected member selected by the members of the political party with the second-largest number of elected members, who serves as principal spokesperson for the members of that party in that chamber and who plays a leading role in creating policies and strategies governing his or her party's business in that chamber.
MINORITY LEADER, noun. Alternative form of minority leader
MINORITY REPORT, noun. A committee report written by at least two committee members to officially state their position on an issue, when those members are in the minority on that issue (not necessarily in the political minority party).
MINORITY REPORTS, noun. Plural of minority report

Dictionary definition

MINORITY, noun. A group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part.
MINORITY, noun. Being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts; "when the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he held a minority position".
MINORITY, noun. Any age prior to the legal age.

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