Dictionary Random House Webster’s College Dictionary Princeton’s Wordnet The Nuttall Encyclopedia The Roycroft Dictionary Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary Defining Democracy (http://www.synonyms.net/synonym/democracy) Synonym Definition Student’s Image Example 1. Government by the people; 2. 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; 3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges majority The doctrine that the numerical rule majority of an organized group can make binding decisions on the whole group. has been defined to be government of the people by the people and for the people, or as a State in which the government rests directly with the majority of the citizens, but this under the protest of some that it is not an end but a means "to the attainment of a truer and truer aristocracy, or government again by the Best." A form of government by popular ignorance. Sense: (a country having) a form of government in which the people freely elect representatives to govern them.