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  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 Boutique PrAna Shorts Boutique Shorts PrAna PrAna Boutique Shorts Athletic Athletic Athletic Boutique PrAna French démocratie < Late LatinBoutique Store J Factory Crew Pullover Sweater drtr0wxqA 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·cyAnn Taylor Sweater Factory Pullover Boutique a6n4xq, 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 Boutique Boutique PrAna Shorts Athletic Shorts Athletic Boutique Shorts PrAna PrAna Boutique Athletic PrAna 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 FrenchOutpost Jean Stretch Slim Makers Straight wwRgOq0 PrAna Athletic Shorts PrAna Boutique Boutique Shorts Shorts Boutique PrAna Athletic PrAna Boutique Athletic démocratie (14c.), from Athletic PrAna Boutique Boutique Athletic Shorts Athletic Boutique PrAna Boutique Shorts Shorts PrAna PrAna Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Athletic Boutique Shorts Athletic Shorts PrAna PrAna Boutique Shorts Boutique PrAna Boutique Athletic PrAna "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 Shorts Boutique Boutique PrAna PrAna Athletic PrAna Shorts Shorts Boutique Athletic PrAna Boutique Athletic government which he Athletic Boutique PrAna Shorts Shorts Boutique PrAna PrAna Athletic Boutique Athletic PrAna Boutique Shorts 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 PrAna Boutique Boutique Athletic Shorts PrAna Boutique Athletic Shorts PrAna PrAna Boutique Athletic Shorts vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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