Word of the Day: Democracy

/dəˈmäkrəsē/, noun: 1. a system of government by the whole population, usually through elected representatives “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” Franklin D. Roosevelt 2. any organization governed on democratic principles “In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India 3. a classless and tolerant form of society “Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.” Plato, Republic, Book VIII