noun, plural de·moc·ra·cies.
Origin of democracy
Examples from the Web for democracy
A second document was titled: “Gambia Reborn: A Charter for Transition from Dictatorship to Democracy and Development.”The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Thomas Piketty raised the Big Questions this year about democracy and inequality.
He is a representative of the Free Russia Foundation, an organization which aims to rebuild freedom and democracy in Russia.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the noble experiment of American democracy is to mean anything, it is fidelity to the principle of freedom.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“She is the one the left has the relationship with,” said Neil Sroka, a spokesman for Democracy for America.
It is not possible to foretell the future of these experiments in democracy.
It might involve the Democracy to answer them either way, and they go unanswered.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two|Abraham Lincoln
The dethronement of aristocracy in favour of democracy has proceeded on very similar lines.The Rise of the Democracy|Joseph Clayton
This is the mission upon which Democracy came into the world.State of the Union Addresses of Woodrow Wilson|Woodrow Wilson
They are ardent advocates of democracy notwithstanding the very explicit condemnations of popular government by the Popes.Six Major Prophets|Edwin Emery Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for democracy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for democracy
Word Origin and History for democracy
1570s, from Middle French démocratie (14c.), from Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).
Democracy implies that the man must take the responsibility for choosing his rulers and representatives, and for the maintenance of his own 'rights' against the possible and probable encroachments of the government which he has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
Culture definitions for democracy
A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.