majority rule


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majority rule

n.
A doctrine by which a numerical majority of an organized group holds the power to make decisions binding on all in the group.
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Noun1.majority rule - the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole groupmajority rule - the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
But a government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
When the Valley is willing to revisit majority rule instead of catering to a few irrational NIMBYs, it will get better transportation projects.
Seeing that apartheid was not only isolating his nation, but robbing it of the talents of its black workers, de Klerk released Mandela from jail in 1990, ended restrictions on black political groups, and began negotiations toward democracy and majority rule.
When it comes to church and state, Alito seems to default to majority rule.
Right-to-work laws also thwart majority rule by requiring the many union supporters to bend to the will of the few anti-union workers who can refuse to join the union but still receive all the benefits of membership.
Underlying these events, she shows, is a struggle to balance two of the most fundamental tenets of Americanism: majority rule and individual rights.
Searches were conducted with 4 simultaneous Markov chains over 2 million generations, sampled every 100 generations, and ended with a calculation of a 50% majority rule consensus tree.
Traditionally viewed, unanimity rule guarantees more efficient outcomes than majority rule because unanimity rule only passes proposals that make everyone better off.
By bringing into play people who have little or no access or concern about the lake he is attempting to make a fictitious majority rule over the actual vast majority of lake people who oppose the boat.
Majority rule is not necessarily in itself the fullest expression of democracy.
Madison's Metronome: The Constitution, Majority Rule, and the Tempo of American Politics.