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.
Democrats are pushing for the elimination of the Electoral College and having presidents chosen by majority rule. Might they call for the same for all political decisions?
The Prime Minister recalled that at The Eighth Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in The Bahamas in 1985, host Prime Minister the Late Sir Lynden Pindling, was a leading figure in the struggle for equality and majority rule in The Bahamas, who also led the charge for the release of Mandela.
As such, in a few areas, the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance misses the mark, with the ALI adopting a rule of law that it considers to be the "better rule" rather than the majority rule.
He says democracy should be recognized as a complex process involving the protection of human freedoms and public participation in political decision-making, rather than being a simple majority rule. As envisaged by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan was supposed to be a truly democratic country.
Surely it cannot proper, in what we think of as a constitutional democracy, that we distort the principle of majority rule in this way.
BMI Research then outlined two possible scenarios in the coming weeks on how PH would finalise its list of ministers in Cabinet, namely if the majority rule approach or the conflict resolution method is applied.
However, with majority rule achieved by the early 1990s, Angola and Mozambique were the only ones to achieve the promised state control of land, because their Portuguese settlers had left the scene.
Many of his compositions were about the struggle for majority rule and full democratic rights in South Africa.
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.