majoritarianism

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majoritarianism

[muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm, -jor-]
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.

Origin:
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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