1. [ noun ] (politics) the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
Related terms: political_orientation democratize
2. [ noun ] (politics) a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
Synonyms: republic commonwealth
Related terms: autocracy political_system parliamentary_democracy weimar_republic democratize
3. [ noun ] (politics) the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
Synonyms: majority_rule
Related terms: doctrine
Similar spelling:   democratic