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democracy

noun uk   /dɪˈmɒk.rə.si/  us   /-ˈmɑː.krə-/
B2 [U] 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: The government has promised to uphold the principles of democracy. The early 1990s saw the spread of democracy in Eastern Europe.B2 [C] a country in which power is held by elected representatives: Few of the Western democracies still have a royal family.
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in Arabic ديمُقراطيّة…
in Korean 민주주의…
in Malaysian demokrasi…
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 Vietnamese dân chủ…
in Spanish democracia…
in Portuguese democracia…
in Thai การปกครองแบบประชาธิปไตย…
in German die Demokratie…
in Catalan democràcia…
in Japanese 民主主義…
in Indonesian demokrasi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 民主, 民主思想, 民主政体…
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