unit rule


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 Between 1962 and ’64, a series of Supreme Court rules struck down state-level malapportionment schemes like Georgia’s county unit rule. Rick Perlstein, The New Republic, "The Trump Era Was Always Going to End in Violence," 20 Jan. 2021 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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2 Feb 2021

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“Unit rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unit%20rule. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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