noun | \ di-ˈmä-krə-sē \ | de·moc·ra·cy
  1. a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority : rule of the majority

    b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

  1. : a political unit that has a democratic government