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democracy

noun
 
 
/dɪˈmɒkrəsi/
[U] WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT a situation, system, or organization in which everyone has equal rights and opportunities, and can help make decisions: corporate democracy shareholder democracy
[U] POLITICS the belief that everyone in a country has the right to express their opinions, and that power should be held by people who are elected, or a system of government based on this belief: The country was celebrating its return to democracy.
[C] POLITICS a country in which power is held by people who are elected: It is now a stable, well-governed democracy.
→  See also industrial democracy , workplace democracy
Translations of “democracy”
in Korean 민주주의…
in Arabic ديمُقراطيّة…
in French démocratie…
in Turkish demokrasi…
in Italian democrazia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 民主, 民主思想, 民主政體…
in Russian демократия…
in Polish demokracja…
in Spanish democracia…
in Portuguese democracia…
in German die Demokratie…
in Catalan democràcia…
in Japanese 民主主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 民主, 民主思想, 民主政体…
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