Today’s word as we’ve just had a General Election in the UK…
a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.“a system of parliamentary democracy”
synonyms: representative government, elective government, constitutional government, popular government; More
a state governed under a system of democracy.plural noun: democracies“a multiparty democracy”
control of an organization or group by the majority of its members.“the intended extension of industrial democracy”
the practice or principles of social equality.“demands for greater democracy”
late 16th century: from French démocratie, via late Latin from Greek dēmokratia, fromdēmos ‘the people’ + -kratia ‘power, rule’.