majority rule


majority rule

noun

: a political system in which the group that has the most members has the power to make decisions

Full Definition of MAJORITY RULE

:  a political principle providing that a majority usually constituted by fifty percent plus one of an organized group will have the power to make decisions binding upon the whole

First Known Use of MAJORITY RULE

1848

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: majorize
Previous Word in the Dictionary: majority leader
All Words Near: majority rule

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up majority rule? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More