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minority leader

noun
1.
the party member who directs the activities of the minority party on the floor of a legislative body, as of the U.S. Congress.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism
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  • Depending on which party is in power, one serves as majority leader and the other as minority leader.
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The leader of the political party that holds a minority of seats in either house of Congress or of a state legislature. Selected by their own party caucuses, minority leaders act as chief spokespersons and strategists for their parties.

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