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majority rule

noun

Simple Definition of majority rule

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of majority rule

  1. :  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

1848

First Known Use of majority rule

1848


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