tyranny of the majority

Definition of tyranny of the majority

  1. :  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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  oppressive power

    :  oppressive power exerted by government

    :  a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler

  1. :  the quality or state of being greater

    :  the age at which full civil rights are accorded

    :  the status of one who has attained this age

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