majority leader
majority leader majority leader n. (Politics) The leader of the majority party in a legislature. Compare {minority leader}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • majority leader — majority lead·er n: a leader of the majority party in a legislative body Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Majority leader — In U.S. politics, the majority floor leader is a partisan position in a legislative body. In the federal Congress, the role differs slightly in the two houses. In the House of Representatives, which chooses its own presiding officer, the leader… …   Wikipedia

  • majority leader — noun leader of the majority party in a legislature • Hypernyms: ↑legislator * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] : the leader of the political party that has the most members in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives compare ↑minority leader * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • majority leader — {n.} The leader of the political party with the most votes in a legislative house. * /The majority leader of the House of Representatives tried to get the members of his party to support the bill./ Compare: MINORITY LEADER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • majority leader — {n.} The leader of the political party with the most votes in a legislative house. * /The majority leader of the House of Representatives tried to get the members of his party to support the bill./ Compare: MINORITY LEADER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • majority\ leader — noun the leader of the political party with the most votes in a legislative house. The majority leader of the House of Representatives tried to get the members of his party to support the bill. Compare: minority leader …   Словарь американских идиом

  • majority leader — leader of the majority party in a legislative body; House or Senate member from the majority party who directs party activity on the chamber floor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • majority leader — the leader of the majority party in a legislative body, esp. the party member who directs the activities of the majority party on the floor of either the Senate or the House of Representatives. [1950 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • majority leader — noun Date: 1909 a leader of the majority party in a legislative body (as the United States Senate) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • majority leader — major′ity lead er n. gov the floor leader of the majority party in a legislature • Etymology: 1950–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

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