|1.||[ noun ] (politics) a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part|
|2.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||majority number minor|
|3.||[ noun ] (law) any age prior to the legal age|
|Related terms:||majority age legal_status|