ma·​jor·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ mə-ˌjȯr-ə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce majoritarian (audio) , -ˌjär- \

Definition of majoritarian

: a person who believes in or advocates majoritarianism

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majoritarian adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Obscenity warnings were the pet project of moral majoritarians in the early 1990s. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "The Emerging Moral Majority," 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of majoritarian

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 5 Aug. 2020.

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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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