minority leader


noun

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
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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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