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democracy

de·moc·ra·cy

democracy

 
pronunciation:
dih ma kr si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: democracies
definition 1: a form of government in which power ultimately rests with the people, either directly or through elected representatives.
The dictator was forced out of power and democracy was established.
antonyms:
autocracy, oppression
definition 2: a state or government embodying the principles of democracy.
Japan is a democracy.
antonyms:
autocracy
definition 3: the principles of social equality as exercised by the people in a society.
The country is ruled by democracy.
Word History
Democracy comes from two ancient Greek words that together mean "rule of the common people."
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some actions in a democracy
some aspects of democracies
some broader categories that include democracies
some kinds of democracy
some people associated with democracy
some things conventionally associated with a democracy
study of democracy
Word Parts
The word democracy contains the following parts:
dem, demo Greek root that means people, populace