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democracy (s) (noun), democracies (pl)
1. A government by the people who vote for citizens either directly by them or by officers elected by them: In modern usage, a democracy is often more of a social state in which everyone has equal rights, without hereditary or arbitrary differences of rank or privilege.
2. The free and equal right of every person to participate in a system of government, often practiced by electing representatives by them.
3. A country with a government which has been elected freely and equally by all of its citizens.
4. The control of an organization by its members, who have a free and equal right to participate in decision-making processes: The teacher of Jane's psychology class conducted his classroom like a democracy because his students were free to easily express their ideas and desires.
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In democracy, your vote counts; while in feudalism, your count votes.
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