noun, plural plu·ral·i·ties.
- the holding by one person of two or more benefices at the same time; pluralism.
- any of the benefices so held.
Origin of plurality
Related formsnon·plu·ral·i·ty, noun, plural non·plu·ral·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for plurality
Even on the eve of its passage, at least a plurality said they opposed the law.After Four Years and Millions of Sign-Ups, Obamacare Is Still Unpopular|Kristen Soltis Anderson|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Southerners refused to suspend the House rules to elect the speaker with a plurality.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party|Jack Schwartz|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Never mind Hernandez's meager 34 percent plurality in the fiercely battled contest.Honduras Presidential Election Passes Over Chavez Loyalists|Mac Margolis|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is a far cry from 2006, where—at most—she had support from a plurality of Democrats.There’s Absolutely No Chance Elizabeth Warren Beats Hillary Clinton|Jamelle Bouie|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The last time women cast a plurality for the Republican presidential nominee was in 1988.Hillary Clinton Vs. the GOP Boys’ Club: Fighting for the Female Vote|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With the plurality of persons the truth of the want vanishes, and personality becomes a mere luxury of the imagination.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
He had been reelected to Congress by a plurality of over 1700 votes over his Whig opponent.Children of the Market Place|Edgar Lee Masters
Plurality which is not reduced to unity is confusion; unity which does not depend on plurality is tyranny.Pascal's Penses|Blaise Pascal
But all this has been left unnoticed by those who have argued in support of the Brewsterian doctrine of a plurality of worlds.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
They have Sildom more than one wife, yet plurality of wives are not denyed them by their Customs.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark