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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

If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
Bayard Rustin

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

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Aristotle

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato
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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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