the party member who directs the activities of the minority party on the floor of a legislative body, as of the U.S. Congress.
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Origin of minority leader
An Americanism dating back to 1945–50
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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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