majority leader

noun

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 While Lamont is pushing property relief, House majority leader Jason Rojas of East Hartford says gasoline relief is needed for the average driver. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 14 Nov. 2021 The good news for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who would like to regain his old jobs as Senate majority leader, is that trajectory is also on the side of Republicans in the Senate. Fortune, 3 Nov. 2021 The politics of pique gets you Mitch McConnell back as majority leader in 2023. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 1 Nov. 2021 What Ireland needs most from America right now is political engagement, so Biden’s selection of someone with considerable political skill, Claire Cronin, the Massachusetts House majority leader, makes sense. BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2021 Ventura and Pawlenty, 60, were statehouse rivals when the former was governor and Pawlenty the House majority leader. Patrick Condon, Star Tribune, 19 June 2021 The governor’s phone rang minutes later: a call from Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the House majority leader. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2021 As part of the process, Biden invited Manchin and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat from New York, to breakfast Sunday at his Delaware home. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Oct. 2021 But at a time when some have wondered whether Schumer could face his own primary challenge for re-election next year, the Senate majority leader’s very presence in the heavily leftist lineup was notable. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 9 July 2021

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First Known Use of majority leader

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of majority leader was in 1909

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“Majority leader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/majority%20leader. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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majority leader

noun

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

majority leader

noun
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Legal Definition of majority leader

: a leader of the majority party in a legislative body

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