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majority rule

noun [U] uk   us  
the system of giving the largest group in a particular place or area the power to make decisions for everyone: Government by majority rule can be a threat to minority rights.
Translations of “majority rule”
in Chinese (Traditional) 多數裁定原則,少數服從多數原則…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多数裁定原则,少数服从多数原则…
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