tyranny of the majority

noun phrase

: a situation in which a group of people are treated unfairly because their situation is different from the situation of most of the people in a democratic country

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“Tyranny of the majority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyranny%20of%20the%20majority. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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