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majority rule Syllabification: ma·jor·i·ty rule

Definition of majority rule in English:


The principle that the greater number should exercise greater power.
Example sentences
  • That Union was based on the principle of majority rule, with constitutional rights carefully delineated for the minority.
  • They were designed to ease the transition to black majority rule, while avoiding the danger of social revolution.
  • Rousseau laid the basis for modern ideas of democracy and the legitimacy of majority rule.
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