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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
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First Known Use of MAJORITY RULE

1848

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