unit rule

noun

Definition of unit rule

: a rule under which a delegation to a national political convention casts its entire vote as a unit as determined by a majority vote

Examples of unit rule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The more flexible approaches to parking are an improvement over rigid space-per-unit rules, Hart said. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "Study finds 30 percent of parking spaces in new apartment buildings are going unused," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of unit rule

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Unit rule.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unit%20rule. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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