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democracy

noun [C/U]  /dɪˈmɑk·rə·si/ us  
politics & government the belief in freedom and equality between people, or a system of government based on this belief, in which power is either held by elected representatives or directly by the people themselves politics & government A democracy is a country in which power is held by elected representatives.
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