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One entry found for democracy.
Main Entry: de·moc·ra·cy
Pronunciation: di-primarystressmäk-rschwa-semacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -cies
Etymology: from early French democratie "democracy," from Latin democratia (same meaning), from Greek demokratia "democracy," from demacronmos "people, the masses" and -kratia "rule, government," from kratos "strength, power, authority" --related to EPIDEMIC
1 a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : government in which the supreme power is held by the people and used by them directly or indirectly through representation
2 : a political unit (as a nation) that has a democratic government
3 : belief in or practice of the idea that all people are socially equal

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