democracy [dih-mok-ruh-see] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||government in which people participate|
|Synonyms:||commonwealth, egalitarianism, emancipation, equalitarianism, equality, freedom, justice, liberal government, representative government, republic, suffrage|
|Notes:||a democracy is confined to a small spot while a republic is extended over a large region|
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||commonwealth, constitutional government, democratic state, representative government, self-government|
|Notes:||a democracy is confined to a small spot while a republic is extended over a large region
a republic is a state or nation where the supreme power lies with its citizens; a commonwealth is an allied group of republics
freedom, liberty, independence; license (permission); facility., scope, range, latitude, play; free play, full play, free scope, full scope; free stage and no favor; swing, full swing, elbowroom, margin, rope, wide berth; Liberty Hall., franchise, denization; free man, freed man, livery man; denizen., autonomy, self-government, liberalism, free trade; noninterference; Monroe Doctrine [U.S.]., immunity, exemption; emancipation (liberation); enfranchisement, affranchisement., free land, freehold; allodium; frankalmoigne, mortmain., bushwhacker; freelance, free thinker, free trader; independent.
be free; have scope, have the run of, have one's own way, have a will of one's own, have one's fling; do what one likes, do what one wishes, do what one pleases, do what one chooses; go at large, feel at home, paddle one's own canoe; stand on one's legs, stand on one's rights; shift for oneself., take a liberty; make free with, make oneself quite at home; use a freedom; take leave, take French leave., set free (liberate); give a loose to (permit); allow scope to, give scope to; give a horse his head., make free of; give the freedom of, give the franchise; enfranchise, affranchise., laisser faire, laisser aller; live and let live; leave to oneself; leave alone, let alone.
free, free as air; out of harness, independent, at large, loose, scot-free; left alone, left to oneself., in full swing; uncaught, unconstrained, unbuttoned, unconfined, unrestrained, unchecked, unprevented, unhindered, unobstructed, unbound, uncontrolled, untrammeled., unsubject, ungoverned, unenslaved, unenthralled, unchained, unshackled, unfettered, unreined, unbridled, uncurbed, unmuzzled., unrestricted, unlimited, unconditional; absolute; discretionary (optional)., unassailed, unforced, uncompelled., unbiassed, spontaneous., free and easy; at ease, at one's ease; degage, quite at home; wanton, rampant, irrepressible, unvanquished.
freely; ad libitum (at will).
ubi libertas ibi patria.
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