They hoped that the Americans would bring the stability, security and democracy they promised.
Beyond that, it was, for David, more than a game: He took the proper functioning of democracy very seriously.
Diversity of thought, religion, ideology and freedom of expression is the underpinning of our democracy.
He was saluting what his ally, Nelson Mandela, had done to lead his country into democracy.
Which is to say: Obama put himself on the side of Palestinian democracy, too.
Friends and fellow citizens, we must make the world free for democracy.
The Constitution of 1787 did not make our democracy impotent.
In all lands it was hailed as the end of despotism and the triumph of democracy and freedom.
The most important tasks of a democracy are done by everyone.
That at least is the only kind of unity that offers hope finally of making a world safe with democracy in it.
1570s, from Middle French démocratie (14c.), from Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).
Democracy implies that the man must take the responsibility for choosing his rulers and representatives, and for the maintenance of his own 'rights' against the possible and probable encroachments of the government which he has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.
Note: Democratic institutions, such as parliaments, may exist in a monarchy. Such constitutional monarchies as Britain, Canada, and Sweden are generally counted as democracies in practice.