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plurality

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noun plu·ral·i·ty \plu̇-ˈra-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of plurality

  • : a usually large number of things

  • : a number of votes that is more than the number of votes for any other candidate or party but that is not more than half of the total number of votes

  • grammar : the state of being plural

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of plurality

plural pluralities

  1. 1 a :  the state of being plural b :  the state of being numerous c :  a large number or quantity

  2. 2 :  pluralism 1; also :  a benefice held by pluralism

  3. 3 a :  a number greater than another b :  an excess of votes over those cast for an opposing candidate c :  a number of votes cast for a candidate in a contest of more than two candidates that is greater than the number cast for any other candidate but not more than half the total votes cast

14th Century

First Known Use of plurality

14th century

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plurality

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noun plu·ral·i·ty \plu̇-ˈra-lə-tē\

Legal Definition of plurality

plural pluralities

  1. :  an amount or group (as of votes) that is greater than any other amount or group within a total but that is not more than half; especially :  a group of justices on an appeals court who do not form a majority but with whose opinion enough other justices concur to render it the decision of the court — see also plurality opinion at opinion — compare majority





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