[muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -jor-]


rule by a majority, especially the belief that those constituting a simple majority should make the rules for all members of a group, nation, etc.

Origin of majoritarianism

First recorded in 1960–65; majoritarian + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for majoritarianism

Contemporary Examples of majoritarianism

  • The bottom line is this: mainstream Zionism values Jewish majoritarianism over democracy and pretty much everything else.

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    Apartheid Ambiguity

    Yousef Munayyer

    November 5, 2012