majority decision

A decision of the court concurred in by a majority but not all the judges sitting in the case, such decision generally being determinative of the case. 20 Am J2d Cts § 67.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Majority draw — A majority draw is an outcome in several full contact combat sports, including boxing, mixed martial arts, and others sports involving striking. In a majority draw, two of the three judges agree that neither fighter won (i.e. tied scorecards),… …   Wikipedia

  • majority */*/*/ — UK [məˈdʒɒrətɪ] / US [məˈdʒɔrətɪ] noun Word forms majority : singular majority plural majorities 1) a) [singular] most of the people or things in a group: can be followed by a singular or plural verb His job is to represent the views of the… …   English dictionary

  • majority — ma|jor|i|ty [ mə dʒɔrəti ] noun *** 1. ) singular most of the people or things in a group: His job is to represent the views of the majority. majority of: The majority of our employees are women. the vast majority (=nearly everyone/everything):… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • majority — noun 1 (singular) most of the people or things in a particular group (+ of): The majority of lone parents are divorced or separated women. (also + plural verb) BrE: Among trade union leaders, a majority still believe in public ownership. | the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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