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1. a form of government in which the people either participate in the political process themselves or elect others to do so on their behalf (representative democracy) and in which decisions are made by majority vote.

2. more loosely, any society in which all citizens purportedly have equal rights and in which certain basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech, are upheld. See also open society. —democrat n. —democratic adj.

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May 21st 2024

serial killer

serial killer

an individual who repeatedly commits murder, typically with a distinct pattern in the selection of victims, location, and method.