Webster Definition for "minority"

mi. nor.i.ty \m*-'no.r-*t-e-, mi--, -'na:r-\ n often attrib 1a: the period before attainment of majority 1b: the state of being a legal minor 2: the smaller in number of two groups constituting a whole; specif :: a group having less than the number of votes necessary for control 3: a part of a population differing from others in some characteristics and often subjected to differential treatment

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