[ muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uhn, -jor- ]


  1. of, relating to, or constituting a majority:

    majoritarian democracy.

  2. supporting or advocating majoritarianism:

    majoritarian politics.


  1. a supporter or advocate of majoritarianism.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of majoritarian1

First recorded in 1915–20; majorit(y) + -arian
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Example Sentences

The GOP Senate caucus, elected by a decided minority of voters, relies on the minority-rule tactic of the filibuster to thwart efforts to roll back those anti-majoritarian tactics, entrenching them further.

That brings us to the first way in which counter-majoritarian institutions reinforce each other.

Simply put, America’s counter-majoritarian institutions have never been stacked so high against one party.

We should try those before we enable drastic measures like majoritarian dominance or minoritarian control.

From Time

What’s more, the lies that underpin this mythology are now inspiring an intensification of voter suppression and counter-majoritarian tactics in numerous states.

First, however weak the court may be as a bulwark against majoritarian tyranny, it is better than no bulwark at all.

The thing about Jim Crow, after all, is that its emergence was profoundly undemocratic and distinctly anti-majoritarian.

This behavior is so unprecedented that neutral observers have likened it to nullification and other anti-majoritarian tactics.

These days, instead, we witness elections followed by majoritarian mob rule—what Fareed Zakaria has called “illiberal democracy.”

Former Moral Majoritarian Ralph Reed smoothly explained how.

The vote was later rescinded under influence of the Independents and Communists, but restored under Majoritarian pressure.





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