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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

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

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Aristotle

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill
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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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