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

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Let's look at majority rule, as a decision-making tool, and ask how many of our choices we would like settled by what a majority likes.
Part of the reason for having two houses of Congress is that it places an obstacle to majority rule.
But these twin scourges could be introduced if majority rule triumphed over the rule of law.
In promoting that horrible distortion, majority rule has been awarded a place almost as high as the Ten Commandments.
Thus, whether a government decides to use the notwithstanding power depends largely on whether that government's vision of Canadian democracy focuses on the notion of majority rule or of majority rule subject to minority protections.
In Reference re Succession of Quebec, 1998, for example, the Supreme Court of Canada stated that, in Canada, democracy means more than simple majority rule and exists in the context of other constitutional values such as respect for minorities.
The crowd is, like, not for you and the majority rules,'' Ball said.
To you students who haven't learned that the majority rules, I say either get back in your government classes and learn something, or find a job in the real world where my tax dollars don't have to support the childish behavior you are exhibiting.
This country was originated on the basis that the opinion of the majority rules.
I've got news for these morons; in this country the majority rules.
Spenders routinely argue that the two-thirds rule is undemocratic in a nation where the majority rules.
Happily, two centuries of actual practice make clear that the bedrock constitutional principle within each is simple majority rule.
Traditionally viewed, unanimity rule guarantees more efficient outcomes than majority rule because unanimity rule only passes proposals that make everyone better off.
He thinks that by identifying those areas of life traditionally protected from majority rule the Court can objectively determine which individual freedoms the Constitution protects.
This Proposition 26 ``Lite,'' which is a clear rejection of the just-expressed will of the majority, is more than a little ironic, given its backers' March campaign claim that their support derived not just from the desire for more money for their benefit, but that a supermajorityrequirement is inconsistent with the American tradition of majority rule.