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Definition of democracy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. democracies)
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  1. 1[uncountable] a system of government in which all the people of a country can vote to elect their representatives representative democracy the principles of democracy
  2. 2[countable] a country which has this system of government Western democracies I thought we were supposed to be living in a democracy.
  3. 3[uncountable] fair and equal treatment of everyone in an organization, etc., and their right to take part in making decisions the fight for justice and democracy
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: democracy

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