Definitions

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  • n. Any political system other than democracy.
  • n. A regime that is not democratic.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ democracy

Examples

  • In any case the U.S. will never be able to out-subsidize a nondemocracy.

    Racing for Protectionism

  • A myth persists about Syria, perpetuated in part by the American media, which seem to lack historical memory, and in part by supporters of Israel, who wish to distinguish starkly between the democracy of the Jewish state and the nondemocracy of Arab states.

    Syria: Identity Crisis

  • Led by an octogenarian who has been in power since Anwar Sadat’s assassination in 1981, Egypt persists as an authoritarian regime lacking any truly democratic institutions, making this speech Obama’s first delivered in a nondemocracy.

    Wonk Room » Looking Ahead To The Cairo Speech

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