loyal opposition

noun

Definition of loyal opposition

: a minority party especially in a legislative body whose opposition to the party in power is constructive, responsible, and bounded by loyalty to fundamental interests and principles a well-fortified minority will tend to improve … legislative debate and can become a genuine loyal oppositionAmerican State Legislatures specifically : the minority party in the British parliament often used in the phrase His Majesty's loyal opposition

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“Loyal opposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loyal%20opposition. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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