[muh-jawr-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -jor-] /məˌdʒɔr ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm, -ˌdʒɒr-/

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.


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