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Noun: democracy  di'mó-kru-see
  1. A political system ruled by the people, either directly or through elected representatives
     
  2. The doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
    - majority rule
     
  3. A state under the direct or representative rule of its people

Derived forms: democracies

Type of: doctrine, ideology, ism, mythos, philosophical system, philosophy, political orientation, political theory, school of thought

Encyclopedia: Democracy