noun, plural mi·nor·i·ties.
British Dictionary definitions for non-minority
noun plural -ties
- the state of being a minor
- the period during which a person is below legal ageCompare majority
Word Origin for minority
Word Origin and History for non-minority
1530s, "condition of being smaller," from Middle French minorité (15c.), or directly from Medieval Latin minoritatem (nominative minoritas), from Latin minor (see minor (adj.)). Meaning "state of being under legal age" is from 1540s; that of "smaller number or part" is from 1736. The meaning "group of people separated from the rest of a community by race, religion, language, etc." is from 1919, originally in an Eastern European context.