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democracy

Pronunciation: /dɪˈmɑːkrəsi; dɪˈmɒkrəsi/

Translation of democracy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -cies)

[Politics/Política]
  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (system) democracia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 countable/numerable (democratic state) democracia (feminine) we live in a democracy vivimos en una democracia
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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