majoritarianism

[ muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -jor- ]
/ məˌdʒɔr ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm, -ˌdʒɒr- /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. major-league,
  2. major-leaguer,
  3. majorca,
  4. majorette,
  5. majoritarian,
  6. majority,
  7. majority carrier,
  8. majority leader,
  9. majority-minority,
  10. majorly

Origin of majoritarianism

First recorded in 1960–65; majoritarian + -ism

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Examples from the Web for majoritarianism

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

    Apartheid Ambiguity|Yousef Munayyer|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST