(Latin: larger, greater)

mayor (s) (noun), mayors (pl)
1. Someone who is elected as an administrator for a city or a town government.
2. Etymology: from Old French maire, which came from Latin major.
mayoralty (s) (noun), mayoralties (pl)
1. A mayor's term in office.
2. The position of a mayor.
Pax majora decet.
Great works require peace.

Pax majora decet. Peragit tranquilla potestas
Quod violenta nequit, mandataque fortius urget
Imperiosa quies.

"Great works require peace. Power, employed quietly, effects what violence cannot accomplish; and calmness is all powerful in enforcing commands with success."

1. A majority that must represent some percentage more than a simple majority.
2. A majority greater than a specified number, as 60%, of the total: required to pass certain types of legislation, override vetos, etc.
Ursa Major
In astronomy, the "Great Bear", the most prominent northern constellation, containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
vis major
A greater or superior (major) force; an irresistible force.

A loss that results immediately from a natural cause without the intervention of man, and could not have been prevented by the exercise of prudence, diligence, and care. In civil law, this term is sometimes used as synonymous with vis divina or the "act of God".

Related "big, large, great" words: grand-; macro-; magni-; maxi-; mega-; megalo-.