ma·​jor·​i·​tar·​i·​an mə-ˌjȯr-ə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce majoritarian (audio)
: a person who believes in or advocates majoritarianism
majoritarian adjective

Examples of majoritarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conservatism has ceased to be a political project capable of creating hegemony through majoritarian means. Corey Robin, The New York Review of Books, 21 Oct. 2020 Obscenity warnings were the pet project of moral majoritarians in the early 1990s. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 30 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of majoritarian was in 1942

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“Majoritarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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mə-ˌjȯr-i-ˈtar-ē-ən, -ˌjär-
: characterized by the rule or decisions of a majority
majoritarian politics

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