majoritarianism

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noun ma·jor·i·tar·i·an·ism \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of majoritarianism

  1. :  the philosophy or practice according to which decisions of an organized group should be made by a numerical majority of its members

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First Known Use of majoritarianism

1942


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