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Plurality

Plu`ral´i`ty
n.1.The state of being plural, or consisting of more than one; a number consisting of two or more of the same kind; as, a plurality of worlds; the plurality of a verb.
2.The greater number; a majority; also, the greatest of several numbers; in elections, the excess of the votes given for one candidate over those given for another, or for any other, candidate. When there are more than two candidates, the one who receives the plurality of votes may have less than a majority. See Majority.
Take the plurality of the world, and they are neither wise nor good.
- L'Estrange.
3.(Eccl.) See Plurality of benefices, below.
Plurality of benefices
(Eccl.) the possession by one clergyman of more than one benefice or living. Each benefice thus held is called a plurality.
Noun1.plurality - the state of being plural; "to mark plurality, one language may add an extra syllable to the word whereas another may simply change the vowel in the existing final syllable"
2.Pluralityplurality - a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"
3.plurality - (in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes)

PLURALITY, government. The greater number of votes given at an election; it is distinguished from a majority, (q.v.) which is a plurality of all the votes which might have been given; though in common parlance majority is used in the sense here given to plurality.

a mass of, a world of, army, best part, better part, bevy, body, bulk, bunch, cloud, clutter, covey, essence, flight, flock, flocks, generality, gist, gravamen, hail, hive, host, jam, large amount, legion, lots, main body, major part, majority, many, mass, masses of, meat, mob, more than half, most, muchness, multitude, nest, numbers, pack, preponderance, preponderancy, quantities, quite a few, rout, ruck, scores, shoal, substance, swarm, the greatest number, throng, thrust, tidy sum, worlds of
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Plunging fire
Plunk
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plunk for
plunker
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Plural
Plural EuLisp
plural form
Plural number
Pluralis numerus est duobus contentus
Pluralism
Pluralist
pluralistic
Pluralities are odious in law
-- Plurality --
Plurality of benefices
Pluralization
Pluralize
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Plurally
Plures cohaeredes sunt quasi unum corpus
Plures participes sunt quasi unum corpus
Pluri-
Pluries
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Plurilocular
Plurilocular sporangia
Pluriparous
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