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majoritarianism

[muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -jor-] /məˌdʒɔr ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm, -ˌdʒɒr-/
noun
1.
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
1960-1965
1960-65; majoritarian + -ism
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  • Majority rule or government by the consent of the governed becomes a crude form of majoritarianism.
  • While majority rule is the bedrock principle upon which democracy rests, simple majoritarianism has its own drawbacks.

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