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- noun Discrimination against members of a dominant or majority group, especially when resulting from policies established to correct discrimination against members of a minority or disadvantaged group.
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- noun law, ethics, public policy The
policyor practiceof discriminatingagainst members of a designated group which has in the past unfairlyreceived preferentialtreatment in social, legal, educational, or employmentsituations, with the intention of benefitingone or more other groups (such as racial, disabled, or gendergroups) that have previously been discriminated against.
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