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Democracy

De`moc´ra`cy   Pronunciation: dė`mǒk´rå`sŷ
n.1.Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
2.Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
3.Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.
4.The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called.
Noun1.democracy - the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
2.democracy - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
Antonyms:
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
3.democracy - the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
Synonyms: majority rule

DEMOCRACY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States.

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