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.

Nearby words

  1. minorcan,
  2. minorite,
  3. minority,
  4. minority carrier,
  5. minority group,
  6. minos,
  7. minot,
  8. minot, george richards,
  9. minotaur,
  10. minoxidil

Origin of minority leader

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50

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Culture definitions for minority leader

minority leader

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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