(noun) “[A] form of government that provides all citizens with an equal voice or vote in determining state policy” (OpenStax College 2012).
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- Plural: democracies
- When democracy is introduced to a culture, the existing political system is (verb) democratized to become more (adjective) democratic.
- The spirit of democracy is called democratism.
OpenStax College. 2012. Forms of Government. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42914/1.2/).