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majoritarian

[muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh n, -jor-]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or constituting a majority: majoritarian democracy.
  2. supporting or advocating majoritarianism: majoritarian politics.
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noun
  1. a supporter or advocate of majoritarianism.
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Origin of majoritarian

First recorded in 1915–20; majorit(y) + -arian
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  • The vote was later rescinded under influence of the Independents and Communists, but restored under Majoritarian pressure.

    The New Germany

    George Young


Word Origin and History for majoritarian

1917 (adj.), from majority + -ian.

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