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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
majority rule
▪ In the case of spending and tax legislation, majority rule is thus further weakened.
▪ In these weeks, I have had the chance to listen to Joshua Nkomo calling for majority rule now.
▪ Is majority rule under a system of parliamentary democracy a sufficient guarantee of legitimacy?
▪ Many reject democracy in terms of party competition, majority rule and the rule of law.
▪ The majority leadership's specialty became mounting filibusters or using other delaying tactics to prevent majority rule.
▪ Those who peopled them have either been driven out in a bloody liberation war or yielded their political supremacy to majority rule.
▪ Two working conclusions follow from this, namely, toleration and the qualification of majority rule.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
majority rule

majority rule \majority rule\ n. The rule or doctrine that the numerical majority[2] of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group; as, our club makes decisions by majority rule.. Contrasted with unanimous consent, or decision by a decree of a single person or small committee forming part of an organization.

majority rule

n. A decision rule whereby the decisions of the numerical majority of a group will bind on the whole group.

majority rule

n. the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group [syn: democracy]

Majority rule

Majority rule is a decision rule that selects alternatives which have a majority, that is, more than half the votes. It is the binary decision rule used most often in influential decision-making bodies, including the legislatures of democratic nations.

Majority rule (disambiguation)

Majority rule may refer to:

  • Majority rule, a decision rule that selects alternatives which have a majority
  • Majority Rules!, a Canadian television series
  • Majority Rules (game show), a US television game show hosted by Marc Summers

Usage examples of "majority rule".

It was not the political philosophy of the United States that he was enunciating, but the principle of unlimited majority rule—.

The blacks knew that the police and the army would never agree to majority rule unless they were promised amnesty.

But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.