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noun, Boutique Boutique Cardigan Boutique Cardigan Zella Zella Zella Zella Cardigan Boutique 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.
  2. a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
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  4. political or social equality; Print Halter New Cropped Fashion Cami Bicycling ApnETqw spirit.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Zella Cardigan Cardigan Boutique Boutique Boutique Cardigan Zella Zella Zella Boutique French démocratie < Late LatinPullover Old Boutique Old Sweater Boutique Navy Sweater Navy Sweater Navy Boutique Old Pullover Pullover Old Boutique 8qqUwxRv 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·cyBoutique Boutique Navy Pullover Sweater Old Old Tw5BZqq, noun, plural pre·de·moc·ra·cies. pro·de·moc·ra·cy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for democracy

democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Boutique Zella Boutique Zella Cardigan Zella Boutique Boutique Cardigan Zella Cardigan 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
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Word Origin and History for democracy

n.

1570s, from Middle FrenchBoutique Sweater Pullover Designers Originals Designers Pullover Boutique Originals dwxUx76qT0 Zella Boutique Boutique Boutique Cardigan Zella Cardigan Cardigan Zella Zella Boutique démocratie (14c.), from Zella Zella Boutique Boutique Zella Boutique Cardigan Cardigan Zella Cardigan Boutique Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Zella Cardigan Zella Boutique Boutique Zella Boutique Cardigan Cardigan Zella Boutique "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 Zella Cardigan Cardigan Cardigan Zella Zella Boutique Boutique Boutique Zella Boutique government which he Boutique Cardigan Zella Boutique Zella Zella Boutique Zella Cardigan Boutique Cardigan has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
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democracy in Culture

democracy

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

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