Synonyms for minority

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And because the foreigners were in the minority they could not well defend themselves.

If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the Government must cease.

The House divided and the government were left in a minority of nineteen.

They are a detestable persecution when a minority promotes them.

True, there were deputies and some others who were experienced; but they were in the minority.

The king's minority was declared to be at an end in March, 1833.

The wardship of this fief and manor, during the minority of the seigneur, was in the Crown.

I concur in the opinion of the minority that the resolution ought to be adopted.

But you are the minority, and there are too many against you.

But Moyne and I were no doubt in a minority in that assembly.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "condition of being smaller," from Middle French minorité (15c.), or directly from Medieval Latin minoritatem (nominative minoritas), from Latin minor (see minor (adj.)). Meaning "state of being under legal age" is from 1540s; that of "smaller number or part" is from 1736. The meaning "group of people separated from the rest of a community by race, religion, language, etc." is from 1919, originally in an Eastern European context.

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