democracy / dɪˈmɒk rə si /


democracy 的定义

n. 名词 noun

plural de·moc·ra·cies.

  1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
  2. a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
  3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
  4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.
  5. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power.

democracy 近义词

n. 名词 noun

government in which people participate


  1. The political winners ritually prosecuting the political losers is not the stuff of a mature democracy.
  2. America’s founders did not believe in either concept of democracy, so the fact that the hardboiled compromise between large and small states is inegalitarian did not bother them very much.
  3. What Strzok makes clear is that democracy depends on Washington getting with the program.
  4. Head to your state’s elections website, spend some time learning how to vote early, and check “participate in democracy” off your to-do list.
  5. It will also be crucial to strengthen democracy and safeguard human rights in response to increasing levels of violence across the region.
  6. A second document was titled: “Gambia Reborn: A Charter for Transition from Dictatorship to Democracy and Development.”
  7. Faal told the FBI that his group was trying “restore democracy to The Gambia and improve the lives of its people.”
  8. Actually, the guessing game is over; the weddings have begun, as have weird attempts to circumvent our constitutional democracy.
  9. Thomas Piketty raised the Big Questions this year about democracy and inequality.
  10. Piketty only waves his hands around the all-important question of whether economic inequality undermines democracy.
  11. He was so zealous a partisan of democracy, and of Cromwell, that the authorities frequently placed him in a straight jacket.
  12. I have a strong reverence for traditions, and no taste whatever for democracy—that would be too long a step.
  13. Democracy, let us grant it, is the best system of government as yet operative in this world of sin.
  14. I had long ago adopted democracy as a good policy, so now I stopped to introduce myself.
  15. He based this plan upon the premise that democracy would be more successful if greater numbers of individuals were educated.