unit rule

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unit rule

n.
A rule of procedure at a national political convention under which a state's entire vote must be cast for the candidate preferred by a majority of the state's delegates.

u′nit rule`


n.
(in a national political convention) a rule whereby a state delegation votes as a unit, not recognizing minority votes within the delegation.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Instead, the accepted method was the unit rule method, whereby the entire value of the property after the taking was determined, considering the damage to the property value as a whole, rather than the damage for each separate contributing item.
Waitrose has already flogged so many bottles of Pimms you'd think it was exempt from the half a unit rule.
In a more helpful vein, the 8823 Guide states that limited violations of the Available Unit Rule at 100 percent occupied low-income properties (e.
The Democrats did away with the so-called unit rule, wherein a state's entire delegation would vote in unison for one candidate, as determined by a majority of the delegation.
Listeners were reminded of the importance of following the Yellow Book on such items as the determination of the larger parcel, the before-and-after method, the unit rule and highest and best use analysis, which are all clearly spelled out in the document.
The argument is that the general ticket or unit rule, mostly referred to as the winner-take-all principle, implemented during the Jacksonian era in particular works to enlarge the power of the states in presidential elections, and is a vital element in defense of the federative principle.
11) The decision to apply the unit rule then spread to other states because they all wanted to remain competitive.
That can still be done with the 21 unit rule - 14 units for women - and I am actually looking forward to it.
When an ACT Unit rule is broken, the type of discipline is discussed among deputies, DHS staff and case managers.
It is true that since the early nineteenth century almost all states have employed a statewide unit rule giving all of the state's electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote statewide.
It is important to note that unit rule is not constitutionally prescribed.