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 (mə-jôr′ĭ-târ′ē-ən, -jŏr′-)
Of, relating to, or advocating majority rule, especially as a political principle: "a naively uncomplicated premise of simple majoritarian democracy" (Saturday Review).
An advocate of majoritarianism.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who adheres to a form of democracy which upholds the rule of the majority
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) relating to this form of democracy
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(məˌdʒɔr ɪˈtɛər i ən, -ˌdʒɒr-)

1. of, pertaining to, or constituting a majority.
2. supporting or advocating majority rule.
3. a supporter of majority rule.
ma•jor`i•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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While the world is evolving into a forward-looking platform where pluralistic pragmatism is cherished, the regressive idealism of majoritarian Hindutva is seeping into the mindset of the ordinary Indian.
World is now witnessing a majoritarian reactionary and exclusive India.
Majoritarian activities must be controlled and the rights of all people must be safeguarded.
"While Gandhi resorted to emergency rule to survive a political crisis, Modi's regime thrives on Hindu majoritarian militancy.
His diagnosis primarily targets three elements of the US system that frustrate advocates of a more majoritarian system: the Electoral College, malapportionment of seats in the Senate, and the ubiquity of partisan gerrymandering in the House.
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The Challenge of Democracy uses the recent past to illustrate enduring features of American government, centering on three themes: freedom, order, and equality; pluralist and majoritarian visions of democracy; and globalism.
Speaking of the December 3, 2018 incident in the country's largest state, Uttar Pradesh (UP), in which a police officer was murdered in cold blood as he tried to pacify a mob, they described it as 'the most dangerous turn yet in the direction taken by the politics of hate.' They were candid in their observation that the chief minister of the state acts as a 'high priest of the agenda of bigotry and majoritarian supremacy'.
Yet, village atheists -- as these godless freethinkers came to be known by the close of the 19t century -- were also hailed for their gutsy dissent from stultifying pieties and for posing a necessary secularist challenge to majoritarian entanglements of church and state.
The chief minister of the state acts as high priest of the agenda of bigotry and majoritarian supremacy -- an agenda which now seems to take precedence over everything else," they said.
The Chief Minister of the state acts as high priest of the agenda of bigotry and majoritarian supremacy --an agenda which now seems to take precedence over everything else," they said.