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Democracy vs. Dictatorship

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Democracynoun

(uncountable) Rule by the people, especially as a form of government; either directly or through elected representatives (representative democracy).

Dictatorshipnoun

A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or a small clique.

Democracynoun

A government under the direct or representative rule of the people of its jurisdiction.

Dictatorshipnoun

A government which exercises autocratic rule.

Democracynoun

(uncountable) Belief in political freedom and equality; the "spirit of democracy".

Dictatorshipnoun

Any household, institution, or other organization that is run under such sovereignty or autocracy.

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Democracynoun

Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.

Dictatorshipnoun

The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.

Democracynoun

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.

Dictatorshipnoun

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

Democracynoun

Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.

Dictatorship

A dictatorship is a form of government characterized by a single leader or group of leaders and little or no toleration for political pluralism or independent media. According to other definitions, democracies are a form of government in which therefore, dictatorships are .With the advent of the 19th and 20th centuries, dictatorships and constitutional democracies emerged as the world's two major forms of government, gradually eliminating monarchies with significant political power, the most widespread form of government in the pre-industrial era.

‘those who govern are selected through periodically contested elections (in years)’; ‘not democracies,.’;

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Democracynoun

The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called.

Democracynoun

the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives

Democracynoun

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Democracynoun

the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

Democracy

Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, dēmokratiā, from dēmos 'people' and kratos 'rule') refers to a form of government in which the people either have the authority to choose their governing legislators, or the authority to decide on legislation. Who is considered part of the people and how authority is shared among or delegated by the people has changed over time and at different speeds in different countries, but more and more of the inhabitants of countries have generally been included.

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