representative democracy

(noun) “[A] government wherein citizens elect officials to represent their interests” (OpenStax College 2012).

Example: The United States

Audio Pronunciation: (rep·re·sen·ta·tive de·moc·ra·cy)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: representative democracies

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Forms of Government. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42914/1.2/).

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