Majority Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Majority.

Majority (noun)

  1. Referring to age, it represents the point when an individual is legally recognized as an adult and can therefore make binding decisions and take certain actions by themselves. The exact age depends on the specific laws of different regions.

  2. In the context of a group (like an organization or a legislative body), 'majority' represents more than half of the members who hold the primary control or power because of their numbers. This larger group's decisions often determine outcomes for the entire group.