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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·moc·ra·cy /dɪˈmɑkrəsi/
 U民主,民主政治;C民主國家

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·moc·ra·cy n.; pl. Democracies
 1. Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
 2. Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
 3. Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.
 4. The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called. [U.S.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 democracy
      n 1: the political orientation of those who favor government by
           the people or by their elected representatives
      2: a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body
         of citizens who can elect people to represent them [syn: republic,
          commonwealth] [ant: autocracy]
      3: the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized
         group can make decisions binding on the whole group [syn:
         majority rule]