democracy - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun 

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/dɪˈmɒkrəsi/
singulardemocracy
pluraldemocracies
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a system of government in which people vote in elections to choose the people who will govern them

    the transition towards democracy

    a threat to democracy

    1. a.
      [countable] a country that has democracy
      new/emerging/fledgling democracies:

      some of the fledgling democracies of the world

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a system of running a business or organization in which everyone can vote and share in making decisions

    industrial democracy