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Definition of Minority

  • The state of being a minor, or under age.
  • The smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority.
  • 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.
  • being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
  • a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  • any age prior to the legal age

How to use minority in a sentence. Minority pronunciation.

An aggressive minority succeeded in showing that the Little Navy-ites do not represent the bulk of public opinion."-_Daily Express_.
It is, of course, always the aggressive minority which really represents the bulk of public opinion.
Bigotry, and intolerance, and persecution were the objects of his decided disapprobation; resembling, in this particular, all the great and good men who have ever existed, who have invariably maintained this opinion so long as they have been in the minority.
The minority, who still retained a taste for pines, did not yield without an arduous though ineffectual struggle.
Some sectarians still remain obstinate, or tasteless enough to prefer pumpkin, or gorge the most acid apples, or chew the commonest pears; but they form a slight minority, which will gradually altogether disappear.
Apart from the question of distribution of governmental powers, it was until recently a matter of course to say that the purpose of the Constitution was to protect the rights of minorities.
That it might ever be perverted to exactly the opposite purpose-to the purpose of fastening not only upon minorities but even upon majorities for an unlimited future the will of the majority for the time being-certainly never crossed the mind of any of the great men who framed the Constitution of the United States.
But in the case of the Prohibition law, an enormous minority, and very possibly a majority, of the people regard the thing it forbids as perfectly innocent and, within proper limits, eminently desirable; the only moral sanction that it has in their minds is that of its being on the statute books.
THAT there are some things which, however good they may be in themselves, the majority has no right to impose upon the minority, is a doctrine that was, I think I may say, universally understood among thinking Americans of all former generations.
A moment's reflection will tell you that mere majority rule, unlimited, would be the most grinding of tyrannies; the minority at any time would be mere slaves, whose rights to life, property and comfort no one who chose to join the majority would be bound to respect.
Some think that tyranny is a fault only of despots, and cannot be committed under a republican form of government; they think that the maxim that the majority must govern justifies the majority in governing as it pleases, and requires the minority to acquiesce with cheerfulness in legislation of any character, as if what is called self-government were a scheme by which different parts of the community may alternately enjoy the privilege of tyrannizing over each other.
This violent assault upon liberty, this crude defiance of the most settled principles of lawmaking and of government, this division of the country-as it has been well expressed-into the hunters and the hunted, this sowing of dragons' teeth in the shape of lawlessness and contempt for law, has not been the dictate of imperious necessity, but the indulgence of the crude desire of a highly organized but one-idead minority to impose its standards of conduct upon all of the American people.
Impatience that Babel should act as a barrier between kindred souls, an insatiable curiosity, prompted by the knowledge that the language of minorities was in nine cases out of ten the direct route to the heart of the secret of folks that puzzled him-such were the motives that stimulated a hunger for strange vocabularies, not in itself abnormal.
Should the majority yield to the minority, or the minority to the majority?
Although there was a large majority at the South in favor of Union, yet the minority had become furious, and comprised the ablest leaders, concerning whose intention such men as Seward and Chase and John P. Hale were sceptical.
This, as Von Hoist points out, practically meant that, "whenever different views are entertained about the powers conferred by the Constitution upon the Federal government, those of the _minority_ were to prevail,"-an evident absurdity under a republican government.
Making the excuse of the election of a "sectional and minority president," they had put into effect the action for which their leaders during several months had been secretly preparing.
Though the whole fortune was left absolutely to her, with the exception of twenty-five thousand pounds each to Andrew Fraser and his son, she was tied up by restrictions so infamously brutal, that her three years of minority stretched out before her as a death in life.
From your own disclosures and Madame's own words, we must all fear that her first appearance would be the signal for the spiriting away of Nadine until the minority is at an end.
Beside its abundance of brilliant points and proverbs, there is a deep, steady tide taking in, either by hope or by fear, all the great classes of society,-and the philosophic minority also, by the powerful lights which are shed on the phenomenon.

Examples of Minority

Example #1
It is, of course, always the aggressive minority which really represents the bulk of public opinion.
Example #2
But a Welshman would say it best.
Example #3
An aggressive minority succeeded in showing that the Little Navy-ites do not represent the bulk of public opinion."-_Daily Express_.
Example #4
When I see the white-haired and venerable Thompson standing behind my equally white-haired but much less venerable father at dinner, exuding an atmosphere of worth and uprightness and checking by his mere silent presence the more flippant tendencies of our conversation; when I hear him whisper into my youthful son's ear, "Sherry, Sir?" in the voice of a tolerant teetotaler who would not force his principles upon any man but hopes sincerely that this one will say No; and when I am informed that he promised our bootboy a rapid and inevitable descent to a state of infamy and destitution upon discovering no more than the fag end of a cigarette behind his ear, then I am tempted to recall an incident of fifteen years back, lest it be forgotten that Thompson is a man like ourselves who has known, and even owned, a human weakness.
Example #5
Popanilla appeared once more in the world.
Example #6
Men should be forced to do nothing.