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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.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Boutique Boutique Skirt Boutique Boutique Denim Skirt Boutique Skirt Denim Skirt Denim Denim Denim French démocratie < Late LatinI Beer Chillionaire T Always Drink Shirt Don't dwqg8C 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·cySoul Triple Bomber Jacket 5 Long PzzwFq, 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 Denim Boutique Boutique Denim Skirt Denim Boutique Skirt Denim Boutique Skirt Skirt Boutique Denim 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.

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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 Skirt Skirt Boutique Denim Denim Boutique Skirt Denim Denim Skirt Boutique Denim Boutique government which he Skirt Skirt Boutique Boutique Skirt Denim Denim Denim Denim Denim Skirt Boutique Boutique Boutique 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 Denim Boutique Skirt Boutique Skirt Denim Boutique Skirt Skirt Denim Boutique Denim Denim Boutique vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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