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Definition of "majoritarian" [majoritarian]

  • Based on majority rule: "a naively uncomplicated premise of simple majoritarian democracy” ( Saturday Review). (adjective)
  • An advocate of majoritarianism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "majoritarian" in a sentence
  • "Minusing the caste system, the so-called majoritarian religion Hinduism could not withstand on its own."
  • "To see the events of the past few days as opening in the Democratic Party is okay but fraught with problems based on the nature of the party, its philosophical allegiance to the notion of majoritarian democracy and its human organization."
  • "If the Commons used STV but the Lords some kind of majoritarian system a single party majority in the upper house could potentially block the policies of a broader, and more widely supported, coalition in the Commons."
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