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democracy

 
Noun democracy has 3 senses
  1. democracy - the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
    --1 is a kind of
    political orientation, ideology, political theory
    Derived forms: verb democratize2, verb democratize1
  2. democracy, republic, commonwealth - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    --2 is a kind of political system, form of government
    Antonyms: autocracy, autarchy
    --2 has particulars: Weimar Republic; parliamentary democracy
    Derived forms: verb democratize2, verb democratize1
  3. majority rule, democracy - the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
    --3 is a kind of doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism
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