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majoritarian

[muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh n, -jor-] /məˌdʒɔr ɪˈtɛər i ən, -ˌdʒɒr-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or constituting a majority:
majoritarian democracy.
2.
supporting or advocating majoritarianism:
majoritarian politics.
noun
3.
a supporter or advocate of majoritarianism.
Origin of majoritarian
1915-1920
1915-20; majorit(y) + -arian
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  • The vote was later rescinded under influence of the Independents and Communists, but restored under majoritarian pressure.

    The New Germany George Young
Word Origin and History for majoritarian

1917 (adj.), from majority + -ian.

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