(Latin: larger, greater)
2. Etymology: from Old French maire, which came from Latin major.
2. The position of a mayor.
Pax majora decet. Peragit tranquilla potestas
Quod violenta nequit, mandataque fortius urget
"Great works require peace. Power, employed quietly, effects what violence cannot accomplish; and calmness is all powerful in enforcing commands with success."
2. A majority greater than a specified number, as 60%, of the total: required to pass certain types of legislation, override vetos, etc.
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".