What is plurality?


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Plurality (church Governance) - Plurality and Singularity
... Plurality refers to systems of ecclesiastical polity wherein the local church's decisions are made by a committee, typically called elders ... Plurality of elders is commonly encouraged, with variation of practice, among Presbyterians, Jehovah's Witnesses, some Pentecostal churches, and ...
Missouri V. Seibert - Plurality Opinion
... Souter, writing for the plurality, focused on the actual effectiveness of Miranda warnings given after an earlier unwarned confession ... to stop talking even if he had talked earlier?" The plurality opinion gives some guidance on when an intermediate warning should be considered to be effective ...
Later-no-harm Criterion - Noncomplying Methods
... When plurality is used to fill two or more seats in a single district (plurality-at-large) it fails later-no-harm ... to express more than one choice, such as plurality voting and most party list forms of proportional representation ...

More definitions of "plurality":

  • (noun): The state of being plural.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): (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).
    Synonyms: relative majority

Famous quotes containing the word plurality:

    A plurality should not be asserted without necessity.
    William Of Ockham (1300–1348)

    Treating ‘water’ as a name of a single scattered object is not intended to enable us to dispense with general terms and plurality of reference. Scatter is in fact an inconsequential detail.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    Nearly all our powerful men in this age of the world are unbelievers; the best of them in doubt and misery; the worst of them in reckless defiance; the plurality in plodding hesitation, doing, as well as they can, what practical work lies ready to their hands.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)