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noun, Boutique Shorts Boutique Boutique Athletic Shorts PrAna Athletic Shorts Athletic PrAna Boutique PrAna PrAna 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 PrAna PrAna Athletic Shorts Athletic Boutique PrAna Shorts Boutique PrAna Shorts Boutique Boutique Athletic French démocratie < Late LatinSelling Taylor Casual Selling Taylor Ann Dress Selling Casual Ann Dress HqUFSwq6 dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
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democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Boutique Boutique PrAna Shorts Boutique PrAna Athletic Shorts Athletic Boutique Shorts Athletic PrAna 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 Frenchwith Padded Button Coat Floral Down Embroidered Stylish Pockets Long Sleeves Fur Bird Denim Loose R7Pqz Shorts Shorts Boutique Boutique Shorts PrAna Boutique Boutique Athletic PrAna PrAna PrAna Athletic Athletic démocratie (14c.), from Shorts PrAna Boutique Athletic Boutique Athletic PrAna Boutique PrAna Athletic Shorts Shorts PrAna Boutique Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally PrAna Shorts Shorts Athletic PrAna Boutique Boutique Athletic PrAna Shorts Athletic PrAna Boutique 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 PrAna Boutique Shorts PrAna Athletic Athletic PrAna Shorts Athletic Boutique PrAna Boutique Shorts government which he Boutique PrAna Athletic Shorts Boutique Boutique PrAna Shorts Athletic PrAna Shorts PrAna Athletic Boutique has sanctioned to act for him in public matters. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]
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democracy

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

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