(in national conventions of the Democratic Party) a rule whereby a state's delegation votes as a unit, not recognizing minority votes within the delegation.
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How to use unit rule in a sentence
This was the famous unit rule, the defeat of which was the first event of the convention.
The delegations in the Bundesrath vote en masse—that is the "unit rule" prevails.Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights | Kelly Miller
It was that convention that abolished what was known as "the unit rule."The Facts of Reconstruction | John R. Lynch
What is your opinion of the "unit rule" followed by the Democratic party?Government in the United States | James Wilford Garner