Variant of minority
noun pl. minorities
- the lesser part or smaller number; less than half of a total
- a group, party, or faction with a smaller number of votes or adherents than the majority
- a racial, religious, ethnic, or political group smaller than and differing from the larger, controlling group in a community, nation, etc.
- the period or condition of being under full legal age
Origin: Midieval Latin minoritas ; from Classical Latin minor, minor