democracy democracy  /dɪ ˈmɑ krə si/


  1. (n) the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  2. (n) a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  3. (n) the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group


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  1. Modern democracy has its roots deep in religion.
  2. On Scene: Security forces crack down violently on a protest in downtown Cairo, showing that the government still has the upper hand in the struggle over democracy.
  3. Joe Klein on the easy rhetoric and hard realities of spreading democracy in an unstable region.


  1. Democracy Unplugged to present forum on liquor store privatization

    Should Pennsylvania privatize its liquor stores? That will be the topic when Democracy Unplugged presents a forum on Pennsylvania’s liquor stores.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Springfield Press

  2. The Ironies Of Small Business And Democracy

    One of the great ironies is that while businesses flourish in a democracy, a business cannot flourish as a democracy.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. ECB Case Pits Market Stability Against Democracy, Lawyer Says

    The European Central Bank’s OMT bond-buying plan may force Germany’s top court to choose between market stability and the principles of democracy, lawyers for political groups that oppose the plan said at a hearing.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

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  1. Obama said his decision was necessary "to hold ourselves accountable to standards that are at the core of our democracy."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Allentown Morning Call

  2. "Bringing Saddam Hussein to justice will not end the violence in Iraq, but it is an important milestone on Iraq's course to becoming a democracy that can govern, sustain and defend itself, and be an ally in the war on terror," Bush said.
    on Dec 28, 2006 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

  3. "Those who benefit from such acts are the enemies of humanity, the enemies of democracy," he said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: Lexington Herald Leader

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