democracy

a form of government in which the citizens of a state vote directly on all governmental affairs or indirectly through democratically elected representatives

Democracy

A system of government where everyone has the same rights and responsibilities. Power is either held by elected representatives or directly by the people themselves.

Democracy

government by and of the people (demokratia).
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democracy

A system of government in which citizens can vote to decide things. Athens had democracy from 510 BC.
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democracy

[Noun] A system of government where people vote freely for their leaders.
Example: The revolution has overthrown the old dictatorship and brought in a new system of democracy.
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Democracy

A political system providing for the participation of citizens in political decision-making, often by the election of representatives to governing bodies.
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democracy

[n] - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them 2. [n] - the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
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Democracy

a political system in which power is exercised by the people as a whole
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democracy

Government by the people, usually through elected representatives, such as local councillors or members of a parliamentary government. In the modern world, democracy has developed from the American...
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Democracy

Democracy means the opportunity to vote or have a say on a particular issue. The option with the most votes or backing is then the winning outcome.
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Democracy

De·moc'ra·cy (de*mŏk'rȧ*sȳ) noun ; plural Democracies (- sĭz). [ French démocratie , from Greek dhmokrati`a ; dh^mos the people + kratei^n to be strong, to rule, kra`tos strength.] 1. Government b...
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democracy

A system of government in which there is free and equal participation by the people in the political decision-making process. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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democracy

republic noun a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
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democracy

Literally 'rule by the people'. This is a dictionary definition and is not considered sharp enough for academic use. Schumpeter (1942) contrasts these two definitions below and regards only the second one as useful and plausible enough to work with: 'The eighteenth-century philosophy of democracy may be couched in the following defin...
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Democracy

• (n.) Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government. • (n.) Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people. • (n.) The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called. • (n.) Government by popular representation; a form of gove...
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democracy

literally, rule by the people. The term is derived from the Greek dmokrati, which was coined from dmos (`people`) and kratos (`rule`) in the middle ... [47 related articles]
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democracy

democracy 1. Government by the people; that form of government in which the sovereign power resides in the people as a whole, and is exercised either directly by them (as in the small republics of antiquity) or by officers elected by them. In modern usage, often more vaguely denoting a social state in which everyone has equal rights, without heredi...
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democracy

democracy [Gr.,=rule of the people], term originating in ancient Greece to designate a government where the people share in directing the activities of the state, as distinct from governments controlled by a single class, select group, or autocrat. The definition of democracy has been expanded, howe...
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Democracy

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. The exercise is usually accomplished by free and fair voting and/or consensus.
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Democracy

Democracy is the rule of a people by the people themselves; that form of government in which the sovereignty of the state is vested in the people, and exercised by them either directly, as in the small republics of ancient Greece, or indirectly, by means of representative institutions, as in the constitutional states of modern times. The term is al...
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democracy

Government by the people, usually through elected representatives, such as local councillors or members of a parliamentary government. In the modern world, democracy has developed from the American and French revolutions. Types of democracy Representative parliamentary government existed in Iceland from the 10th century and in England from the 13th...
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Democracy

a system where the people decide who will run the country. The people are involved in making decisions about how their country should be ruled.
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democracy

a form of government to which the supreme power is vested in and exercised directly by the people or by their representatives elected under a free electoral system.
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Democracy

[journal] Democracy is a quarterly journal of progressive and liberal politics, as well as culture, founded by Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny in 2006. While new, Democracy is intended to be the progressive/liberal answer to such prominent and influential conservative journals as The Public Interest, Policy Review, Commentary, and The Nation...
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Democracy

[Judge Dredd storyline] Democracy in the fictional future city of Mega-City One has been a significant recurring theme in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. In particular, a number of stories published since 1986 have addressed the issue of the Judges` dictatorial system of government, and efforts by the citizens to re-establish democr...
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