To go over to the majority
Majority Ma*jor"i*ty, n.; pl. {Majorities}. [F. majorit['e]. See {Major}.] 1. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority. Specifically: (a) The military rank of a major. (b) The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs. [1913 Webster]

2. The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. L. majores.] Ancestors; ancestry. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. The amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is elected by a majority of five hundred votes. See {Plurality}. [1913 Webster]

{To go over to the majority} or {To join the majority}, to die. [1913 Webster]


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