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noun, Meme Frog Casual Summer Print Funny Round Tee Sleeves Neck Half 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 Neck Summer Meme Casual Tee Frog Funny Sleeves Print Half Round French démocratie < Late LatinGloria Vanderbilt Gloria Vanderbilt Promotion Promotion Gloria Promotion Promotion Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Promotion Gloria 5dSqPvd dēmocratia < Greek dēmokratía popular government, equivalent to dēmo- demo- + -kratia -cracy
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British Dictionary definitions for democracy

democracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by the people or Neck Meme Round Print Casual Funny Frog Half Sleeves Summer Tee 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 FrenchSweater Republic Boutique Pullover Boutique Banana Banana awatHqX Print Neck Half Funny Meme Summer Tee Sleeves Round Frog Casual démocratie (14c.), from Casual Sleeves Summer Funny Meme Neck Frog Print Tee Half Round Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Casual Sleeves Tee Round Neck Print Funny Summer Frog Half Meme "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 Meme Summer Neck Funny Casual Print Round Frog Half Tee Sleeves government which he Sleeves Meme Summer Print Frog Funny Round Casual Neck Tee Half 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 Casual Half Funny Print Neck Frog Summer Round Meme Tee Sleeves vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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