majoritarian

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noun ma·jor·i·tar·i·an \ mə-ˌjȯr-ə-ˈter-ē-ən , -ˌjär- \

Definition of majoritarian

:a person who believes in or advocates majoritarianism

majoritarian

adjective

First Known Use of majoritarian

1942


Law Dictionary

majoritarian

adjective ma·jor·i·tar·i·an \ mə-ˌjȯr-i-ˈtar-ē-ən, -ˌjär- \

legal Definition of majoritarian

:characterized by the rule or decisions of a majority
  • majoritarian politics


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