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.
The MPLA (Angola), FRELIMO (Mozambique), SWAPO (Namibia), ANC (South Africa) and Zanu-PF have essentially operated as one-party states, their legitimacy built on their liberation wars for majority rule and a socialist/Marxist commitment to nationalising the means of production as well as economic redistribution.
Many people whine that using the Electoral College instead of the popular vote and majority rule is undemocratic.
The principle of majority rule is nothing to sneeze at--unless you're a wild dog.
We are going to respect the principle of the majority rule if the majority decides to go against our national interest," Katsikis said Tuesday.
And so, chances are some stations are even tallying for eventual public consumption the pros and cons of this issue, guided by the time-honored principle that in all democratic societies the majority rule prevails.
The author has organized the chapters that make up the main body of his text in three parts devoted to majority rule, consensus decision making, and the post World War settlement style of negation.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday blamed the country's economic crisis on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, saying the party enjoyed 16 years of majority rule and financial prosperity yet failed to save for a "rainy day.
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.
Happily, two centuries of actual practice make clear that the bedrock constitutional principle within each is simple majority rule.