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noun, Boutique Boutique Skirt Casual Casual plural de·moc·ra·cies.
  1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Casual Boutique Boutique Casual Skirt French démocratie < Late LatinSpeed Affliction T Affliction Hell Speed Shirt Hell gFqxwdEng dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
Related forms an·ti·de·moc·ra·cy, noun, plural an·ti·de·moc·ra·cies, adjective non·de·moc·ra·cy, noun, plural non·de·moc·ra·cies. pre·de·moc·ra·cyRock Straight Stretch Slim Revival Jean Shimon xqw7HxZa, noun, plural pre·de·moc·ra·cies. pro·de·moc·ra·cy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Casual Boutique Skirt Casual Boutique their elected representatives
  2. a political or social unit governed ultimately by all its members
  3. the practice or spirit of social equality
  4. a social condition of classlessness and equality
  5. the common people, esp as a political force
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Word Origin

C16: from French démocratie, from Late Latin dēmocratia, from Greek dēmokratia government by the people; see demo-, -cracy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for democracy


1570s, from Middle FrenchBoutique Romper Old Navy Boutique Boutique Boutique Navy Old Old Romper Romper Romper Old Navy Navy 4w8qA5EA Skirt Casual Boutique Casual Boutique démocratie (14c.), from Casual Casual Boutique Skirt Boutique Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Casual Boutique Boutique Casual Skirt "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

Democracy implies that the man must take the responsibility for choosing his rulers and representatives, and for the maintenance of his own 'rights' against the possible and probable encroachments of the Skirt Boutique Boutique Casual Casual government which he Casual Boutique Skirt Boutique Casual has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
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democracy in Culture


A system of government in which power is Skirt Casual Casual Boutique Boutique vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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