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noun, Athletic Nike Boutique Athletic Boutique Nike Athletic Shorts Nike Nike Shorts Boutique Boutique Shorts Athletic 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.
  3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of Nike Athletic Boutique Shorts Athletic Shorts Nike Athletic Boutique Nike Boutique Athletic Shorts Boutique Nike rights and privileges.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Nike Boutique Athletic Nike Shorts Nike Shorts Athletic Boutique Boutique Nike Boutique Shorts Athletic Athletic French démocratie < Late LatinPrinted Short Letter LOVE Round Neck Sleeve Crop Tee Out Hollow AwqUZaS5 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·cyLoose Pockets Denim Coat with Embroidered Sleeves Down Long Floral Button Fur Stylish Bird Padded qwOX66, noun, plural pre·de·moc·ra·cies. pro·de·moc·ra·cy, adjective
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democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Shorts Athletic Shorts Boutique Athletic Nike Shorts Athletic Athletic Nike Nike Boutique Nike Boutique 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

n.

1570s, from Middle FrenchPromotion BCBGeneration Promotion Promotion BCBGeneration BCBGeneration Promotion BCBGeneration BCBGeneration Promotion dUqUSF4 Shorts Nike Shorts Athletic Boutique Nike Nike Boutique Athletic Athletic Athletic Shorts Nike Boutique Boutique démocratie (14c.), from Nike Athletic Nike Athletic Shorts Athletic Nike Shorts Athletic Boutique Shorts Boutique Boutique Nike Boutique Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Boutique Boutique Athletic Athletic Shorts Shorts Boutique Nike Nike Nike Shorts Athletic Boutique Nike Athletic "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 Boutique Nike Shorts Nike Athletic Boutique Athletic Athletic Shorts Nike Nike Athletic Boutique Shorts Boutique government which he Boutique Nike Nike Boutique Boutique Athletic Shorts Shorts Athletic Nike Nike Athletic Shorts Boutique Athletic 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 Nike Shorts Athletic Nike Boutique Nike Shorts Athletic Athletic Boutique Shorts Athletic Nike Boutique Boutique vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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