Associations to the word «Democracy»


DEMOCRACY, noun. (uncountable) Rule by the people, especially as a form of government; either directly or through elected representatives (representative democracy).
DEMOCRACY, noun. (countable) (government) A government under the direct or representative rule of the people of its jurisdiction.
DEMOCRACY, noun. (uncountable) Belief in political freedom and equality; the "spirit of democracy".

Dictionary definition

DEMOCRACY, noun. The political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives.
DEMOCRACY, noun. A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
DEMOCRACY, noun. The doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group.

Wise words

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