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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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  • n. A decision rule whereby the decisions of the numerical majority of a group will bind on the whole group.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The rule or doctrine that the numerical majority{2} of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group. Contrasted with unanimous consent, or decision by a decree of a single person or small committee forming part of an organization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

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