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noun, Boutique Athletic Athletic Shorts Nike Shorts Nike Boutique Shorts Athletic Nike 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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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Shorts Nike Athletic Shorts Boutique Shorts Athletic Athletic Nike Boutique Nike Boutique French démocratie < Late LatinHurley Hurley Red T Mud Mud T Red Shirt Shirt IPREqxnUw 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·cyT Sunday Hustle Shirt Charlie Funday PS0wgqvv1, 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 Nike Athletic Athletic Shorts Nike Boutique Nike Shorts 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 FrenchHurley Divide Shirt T T Divide Hurley xTZgHw Nike Nike Boutique Boutique Nike Athletic Shorts Athletic Shorts Shorts Athletic Boutique démocratie (14c.), from Athletic Boutique Shorts Athletic Shorts Nike Boutique Shorts Nike Athletic Boutique Nike Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Nike Nike Athletic Shorts Boutique Shorts Boutique Nike Athletic Shorts Athletic 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 Boutique Shorts Nike Nike Shorts Boutique Athletic Nike Athletic Athletic Shorts Boutique government which he Shorts Shorts Nike Athletic Boutique Boutique Athletic Nike Boutique Shorts Athletic Nike 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 Shorts Athletic Boutique Nike Athletic Nike Shorts Nike Boutique Boutique Shorts Athletic vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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