minority leader


Definition of minority leader

: the leader of the minority party in a legislative body

Examples of minority leader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Abrams, a former minority leader of the Georgia General Assembly, declined to concede to Kemp at the time. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 Jason Buckel, the Republican minority leader in the Maryland House of Delegates and a member of the cannabis working group, said that lawmakers have yet to reach a consensus on the best path to cannabis legalization. A.j. Herrington, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Rebecca Rios, now the Democratic minority leader of the state Senate, was first elected in 1995, a year before the federal law went into effect. ProPublica, 23 Dec. 2021 Rebecca Rios, now the Democratic minority leader of the state Senate, was first elected in 1995, a year before the federal law went into effect. AZCentral.com, 23 Dec. 2021 That includes Jenkins, minority leader of the House Democrats. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, 23 Dec. 2021 The stalemate ended this week, when Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and minority leader, cut a deal with leading Democrats on a convoluted process that would allow the borrowing cap to be raised on a simple majority vote. New York Times, 9 Dec. 2021 But there were two key figures on Capitol Hill who were more interested in finding common ground -- Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, chair of the Finance Committee, and Dole, the minority leader. David Gergen, CNN, 6 Dec. 2021 McCarthy's over 8-hour speech broke the previous record set by then minority leader Nancy Pelosi in 2018. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 20 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of minority leader

1909, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Minority leader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minority%20leader. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of minority leader

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

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