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- noun The head of the minority party in a legislative body.
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- noun US In each of the
legislative chambersof the United States Congress—the United States Senateand the House of Representatives—the electedmember selected by the members of the political partywith the second-largest number of elected members, who serves as principal spokespersonfor the members of that party in that chamber and who plays a leading role in creating policiesand strategiesgoverning his or her party's business in that chamber.
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- noun leader of the minority party in a legislature
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