Noun. A person who fights for a country for money. A member of a private army.
“The country had no army, so they hired 10,000 mercenaries to fight for them.”
Adjective. Related to advancement of equality, opportunity, or fairness.
“Several humanitarian groups visited Blogistan after the natural disaster. They helped medical facilities, served food to hungry people, and cleaned up damaged buildings.”
Verb. Referring to treaties, this expression means “agree to” or “agree on.”
“The two countries ratified the treaty last year, after several months of negotiations.”
Noun. A type of government that is led by an elected leader. Power is passed to the next leader through voting.
“Canada is a democracy, and every four years or so the people choose a new government.”