majority leader


Definition of majority leader

: a leader of the majority party in a legislative body (such as the U.S. Senate)

Examples of majority leader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dynamic helps explain why, days after President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. was declared the winner of the election, even Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, was unwilling to recognize the result. Catie Edmondson, New York Times, "Who’s Going to Tell Him? Republicans Shy From Asking Trump to Concede," 10 Nov. 2020 Last week, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell expressed willingness to compromise on key Democratic demands in stimulus negotiations. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Capital Note: Stocks Surge on Vaccine Announcement," 9 Nov. 2020 McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is grudgingly offering $500 billion. Peter Weber, TheWeek, "How Trump could use Amy Coney Barrett as leverage over Mitch McConnell," 15 Oct. 2020 The first consisted of a picture of US Senate majority leader McConnell on the top, who is White, with a slender white rectangle in the middle, and a picture of former US President Obama, who is Black, at the bottom. Rachel Metz, CNN, "Twitter looking into racial bias in tweet image previews," 21 Sep. 2020 Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, warned Thursday night that the Democratic Party would restrict the rights of Americans if its candidates gain control of Congress and the presidency in November. Ryan Teague Beckwith,, "Trump Gives Second-Longest Acceptance Speech: Convention Update," 28 Aug. 2020 The Senate’s top Democrat, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, was poised to become majority leader. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Senate Republicans, defying polls, appear on path to hold majority," 4 Nov. 2020 If Democrats win the White House and Mr. Schumer, who is up for re-election in 2022, becomes majority leader next year, the debate will intensify. Kristina Peterson And Lindsay Wise, WSJ, "Senate Democrats Grapple With Progressives’ Supreme Court Demands," 24 Sep. 2020 In Kentucky, meanwhile, former Marine pilot Amy McGrath won the Democratic US Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a showdown with Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell. Nicholas Riccardi,, "John Hickenlooper wins Colorado’s Democratic Senate primary," 30 June 2020

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First Known Use of majority leader

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Majority leader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of majority leader

: the leader of the political party that has the most members in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives

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Legal Definition of majority leader

: a leader of the majority party in a legislative body

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