majoritarian
noun Date: 1942 a person who believes in or advocates majoritarianism • majoritarian adjective

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  • majoritarian — ma·jor·i·tar·i·an /mə ˌjȯr i tar ē ən, ˌjär / adj: characterized by the rule or decisions of a majority majoritarian politics Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • majoritarian — [mə jôr΄ə ter′ē ən] adj. [ MAJORIT(Y) + ARIAN] of or decided by the majority n. an advocate of majoritarian rule majoritarianism n …   English World dictionary

  • majoritarian — 1917 (adj.), from MAJORITY (Cf. majority) + IAN (Cf. ian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Majoritarian — A majoritarian electoral system is one which is based on a winner take all principle. This is in contrast to the proportional representation (PR) family of electoral systems, which split the mandates in rough proportion with votes gained by each… …   Wikipedia

  • majoritarian — I. mə|jȯrə|ta(a)rēən, järə| , ter , tār adjective Etymology: majority + arian (as in humanitarian) : of, characterized by, or believing in majoritarianism majoritarian politics majoritarian principle …   Useful english dictionary

  • majoritarian —    by Tamsin Lorraine   Deleuze and Guattari describe a majority as a standard like white man or adult male in comparison to which other quantities can be said to be minoritarian (D&G 1987: 291). Human life in a capitalist society operates on the …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • majoritarian —    by Tamsin Lorraine   Deleuze and Guattari describe a majority as a standard like white man or adult male in comparison to which other quantities can be said to be minoritarian (D&G 1987: 291). Human life in a capitalist society operates on the …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • majoritarian — /meuh jawr i tair ee euhn, jor /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or constituting a majority: majoritarian democracy. 2. supporting or advocating majoritarianism: majoritarian politics. n. 3. a supporter or advocate of majoritarianism. [1915 20;… …   Universalium

  • majoritarian — [məˌdʒɒrɪ tɛ:rɪən] adjective governed by or believing in decision by a majority. noun a majoritarian person. Derivatives majoritarianism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • majoritarian — adjective Supporting the dominance of the majority over the minority …   Wiktionary

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