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Definition of Democracy

Democracy

  1. Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
  2. Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
  3. Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.
  4. The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called.

Democracy Quotations

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.
Atifete Jahjaga

Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy.
Liu Xiaobo

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
Charles Bukowski
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Democracy Translations

democracy in Afrikaans is demokrasie
democracy in Danish is demokrati
democracy in Dutch is democratie
democracy in German is Demokratie
democracy in Italian is democrazia
democracy in Norwegian is demokrati
democracy in Portuguese is democracia
democracy in Spanish is democracia
democracy in Swedish is demokrati
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