majority rule

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

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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Definition of majority rule for English Language Learners

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


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