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MAJOR, persons. One who has attained his full age, and has acquired all his civil rights; one who is no longer a minor; an adult.

MAJOR. Military language. The lowest of the staff officers; a degree higher than captain.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Malignant germ cell tumours constituted the 2nd major category of ovarian cancers and included 12 cases (19.67%) out of the total 61 malignant tumours.
SUGARCANE IS an important and 2nd major cash crop of Pakistan.
Semi-finished aluminium - Japan's 2nd major commodity of import from the UAE, posted an 18 per cent rise in terms of volume.
The mud and hay bales started creating some spread in the race field as the runners entered the 2nd major loop towards the turn 1-2 mud pits.
Ayatollah Khamen'i, in his 2nd major address in a week, lashes out on Apr.