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Democracy / noun

1 a. government by the people especially: rule of the majority.

b. a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.

2. a political unit that has a democratic government.

3. the common people especially when constituting the source of political authority.

5. the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges.


Gerrymander / verb

   1. Manipulate the boundaries of a constituency, so as to give undue influence to some party or class.

  2. Manipulate (a situation etc.) to gain advantage.

Gerrymanderer / noun

  The name of Governor Gerry of Massachusetts: the shape of a district on a political map drawn when he was in office in 1812.


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