[ US /dɪˈmɑkɹəsi/ ]
[ UK /dɪmˈɒkɹəsi/ ]
  1. the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  2. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  3. the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
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How To Use democracy In A Sentence

  • Liberal democracy is a fraud, a cover for the power of the elite. Times, Sunday Times
  • We want to defer the exorbitant, latter-day costs of all that energy binging, masquerading as democracy "preachifying"? Alec Baldwin: It's Time To Suck It Up And Pay Our Bill
  • However, the measure intended to foster democracy will result in all three party leaders imposing a three-line whip on their respective MPs – a move hardly likely to ease the public's mistrust of Parliament. European Union: The referendum is an absurd sideshow | Observer editorial
  • The importance of germaneness in the Senate is viewed by some to be critical to democracy.
  • These reforms are meant to reinvigorate local democracy and reconnect people with politicians. Times, Sunday Times
  • one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy
  • Havel has become his country's beacon of democracy and hope.
  • It has planned a programme of district level meetings to mobilise public opinion in favour of democracy, communal harmony and peace.
  • The very existence of the Tea Party unsettles the assertion that stable liberal democracy yields a politics governed by reason alone. Feisal G. Mohamed: Against Historical Fundamentalism: Jill Lepore on the Tea Party
  • That is likely to give succour to all those who loathe liberal values and democracy. Times, Sunday Times
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