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minority leader

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 of minority leader
An Americanism dating back to 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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minority leader definition

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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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