[+people] majorité f
→ A majority continue to support the treaty.
to be in a majority être en majorité
→ those parts of India where Hindus were in a majority
to be in the majority être en majorité
the majority of
(=most of) la majorité de
→ Gas cookers are preferred by top chefs and are used in the majority of British homes.
the majority of my patients la majorité de mes patients
→ The majority of my patients come to me from out of town.
the vast majority of ... la quasi totalité de ...
→ The vast majority of our cheeses are made with pasteurised milk.
[+successful candidate, party, government] majorité f
→ a Government with a huge majority
→ he was re-elected governor last year by a huge majority
a majority of ..., Harris was elected with a majority of 15,479. Harris a été élu à une majorité de 15 479 voix.
(=adulthood) majorité f
→ The age of majority in Romania is eighteen.
to reach one's majority atteindre sa majorité
→ Once you reach your majority, you may do what you damned well please.
[view, vote] majoritaire → The majority view seemed to be that there would be no peace so long as he was in power → a decision made by majority vote
n majorité f absolue
→ No candidate had an absolute majority.
→ His own party has an absolute majority in parliament.
to win an absolute majority obtenir la majorité absolue
n décision f à la majorité
→ amendments to the Constitution could be made only by a majority decision by referendum.
n (US) arrêt m rendu à la majorité (des votes des juges)
n règle f de la majorité
→ The ANC Executive had said it wanted to re-open the political dialogue to lead to majority rule.
n participation f majoritaire, participation f de contrôle
→ His plan would give him a majority shareholding and the post of chief executive-in other words, complete control of the club.
[+jury] verdict m rendu à la majorité
n majorité absolue
n majorité f silencieuse
→ ... arguing that a silent majority should never again allow extremists to take control of the country ...
→ The silent majority of supportive parents and teachers should make their views known.