majoritarian

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c 1940 majority +‎ -arian

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majoritarian (comparative more majoritarian, superlative most majoritarian)

  1. Supporting the dominance of the majority over the minority.
    • 2007 July 30, “Shaping the Court for Political Ends (8 Letters)”, in New York Times[1]:
      No. He proposes to employ majoritarian bullying to overturn the legal and constitutional balance of power for the vapid purpose of upholding “popular values,” whatever and whose ever those are.

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majoritarian (plural majoritarians)

  1. One who supports the dominance of the majority over the minority.

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