Definición de democracy en inglés:


Silabificación: de·moc·ra·cy
Pronunciación: /dəˈmäkrəsē

sustantivo (plural democracies)

1A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives: capitalism and democracy are ascendant in the third world
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  • The British system of representative democracy has always abhorred referendums on moral issues.
  • People asserted themselves to save democracy and the parliamentary system was restored.
  • This is their chance to breathe new life into our system of Parliamentary democracy.
representative government, elective government;
self-government, government by the people;
republic, commonwealth
1.1A state governed by a democracy: a multiparty democracy
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  • So will our government work with other democracies to dismantle the tax havens?
  • The House of Commons sits for more days and more hours than any other legislature in the large democracies.
  • There can be and have been intolerant democracies and reasonably tolerant autocracies.
1.2Control of an organization or group by the majority of its members: the intended extension of industrial democracy
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  • Most importantly, he argues, it lacked any real expansion of democracy or workers' control.
  • Indeed their rulers have tried to eliminate those who stood for genuine workers' control and democracy.
  • Even more important to the majority rule of democracy is how well we safeguard more vulnerable minorities.
1.3The practice or principles of social equality: demands for greater democracy
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  • They believed it would uphold the principles of democracy and social equality.
  • Real democracy demands social equality rather than merely the right to vote.
  • Under such conditions, democracy, equality and political rights stood no chance.


late 16th century: from French démocratie, via late Latin from Greek dēmokratia, from dēmos 'the people' + -kratia 'power, rule'.