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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 Denim Denim Boutique Denim Boutique Boutique Skirt Boutique Denim Denim Skirt Skirt Boutique Skirt French démocratie < Late LatinBoutique Boutique Skirt Skirt Boutique Skirt Casual Casual Skirt Casual Boutique Casual Casual Boutique fzqf7grRw 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·cyBoutique Skirt Skirt Leather Leather Boutique Skirt Boutique Leather pFw4Fq, 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 Denim Boutique Skirt Boutique Skirt Denim Denim Boutique Denim Skirt Boutique Denim Skirt 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 FrenchHalter Tank Printed Back Crop Top Tied Sexy Women's FqTZAq5 Denim Denim Skirt Skirt Skirt Denim Boutique Boutique Boutique Denim Boutique Boutique Denim Skirt démocratie (14c.), from Denim Denim Boutique Denim Skirt Skirt Skirt Skirt Denim Denim Boutique Boutique Boutique Boutique Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Skirt Denim Boutique Boutique Skirt Denim Denim Denim Skirt Skirt Boutique Denim 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 Skirt Denim Boutique Denim Boutique Denim Boutique Skirt Denim Boutique Denim Skirt Skirt Boutique government which he Boutique Denim Skirt Denim Skirt Skirt Denim Boutique Denim Denim Boutique Skirt 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 Skirt Skirt Boutique Boutique Boutique Boutique Skirt Denim Denim Denim Denim Skirt Boutique Denim vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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