de·moc·ra·cy dɪˈmɒk rə si – [di-mok-ruh-see]–noun, plural -cies.
- 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.
- A state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
- A state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
- Political or social equality; democratic spirit. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class;
- The common people with respect to their political power.