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democracies, plural;
  1. A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
    • - capitalism and democracy are ascendant in the third world
  2. A state governed in such a way
    • - a multiparty democracy
  3. Control of an organization or group by the majority of its members
    • - the intended extension of industrial democracy
  4. The practice or principles of social equality
    • - demands for greater democracy

  1. the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  2. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  3. majority rule: the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
  4. (democratic) characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
  5. Democracy is the eleventh studio album of English post-punk group Killing Joke. It was released on CD in April 1996, and there was also a cassette version. A remastered CD with a remix of "Democracy" was released on 20 June 2005 by Cooking Vinyl.
  6. Democracy is a quarterly journal of progressive and liberal politics, as well as culture, founded by Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny in 2006. ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. Democracy, Joan Didion's fourth novel, was published in 1984. Set in Hawaii and Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War, the book tells the story of Inez Victor, wife of U.S. ...
  9. "Democracy" is the 18th episode of the third season of the American television show Numb3rs. Written by Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci, the episode highlights a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation into the murder of one of their math consultant's friends while an agent learns ...
  10. Democracy is a play by Michael Frayn which premiered at the Royal National Theatre on September 9, 2003, directed by Michael Blakemore, starring Roger Allam as Willy Brandt and Conleth Hill as Günter Guillaume. It won the Evening Standard and Critic's Circle awards for Best Play.
  11. (Democratic) Characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all.
  12. (Democratic) Decisions made through a voting process, either by direct vote or through representatives.
  13. (Democratic) This means that a structure or place is open for public use. For instance, a bus shelter can be described as democratic.
  14. National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
  15. (Democrats [Jacksonians]) The early-nineteenth-century political party of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson, who believed in voting equality and the rights of the common man. ...
  16. (Democrats) Devil-worshiping scum, foes of free enterprise, champions of the shiftless and the lazy, enemies of hardworking Americans everywhere.
  17. Social networking and media are potentially attractive to those who want to revive representative democracy, and those who promote participative approaches … or both. Social media offers politicians and their constituents another communication channel. ...
  18. Form of government in which policy alternatives are voted on by the people with majority determining the outcome.
  19. Rule by the people either directly (where each citizen votes on policy and so sovereignty rests with them) or representational (where citizens elect politicians and give them authority to make decisions of policy thereby giving sovereignty to the elected group).
  20. A society that favours equal rights, fair trials and freedom of speech and in which people govern themselves (direct democracy) or are governed by elected officials (representative democracy)
  21. The system by which those nominated by economic elites are adequately financed during a campaign season for the purpose of gaining name recognition and election after the public is informed by such negative advertising as may be necessary for whom they are supposed to vote.
  22. a government run directly by the people. “Demos,” a Greek word for “the people”, combined with “cracy,” a Greek word meaning “to rule,” to form democracy. ...
  23. In the original Greek literally ‘rule by the people’. In the Greek world, political organization was usually centred around ‘city states’ and male citizens had equal rights to participate in government. ...
  24. A country that is governed by people who are elected by its citizens to make decisions on their behalf.
  25. is in practice impossible. It demands conditions too numerous and virtues too difficult for the whole people. "If there were a people of gods, its government would be democratic, so perfect a government is not for men."