Part of speech: noun

Government directly by the people; the mass of the people.

Part of speech: noun

U. S. Polit. The policy of the Democratic party; Democrats collectively.

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Usage examples "democracy":

  1. This change is the " social revolution," and when it has completed itself, we shall have in that society an Industrial Republic, a form of business management which constitutes economic democracy. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Undoubtedly, also, a certain amount of military training is very useful, but there should be other ways, in a democracy, to secure something of this needful training. - "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
  3. Guildsmen, therefore, put their faith in what they believe to be a new theory of democracy. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.