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noun, Sweater Boutique Fee Verte Pullover La 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.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Boutique La Sweater Verte Fee Pullover French démocratie < Late LatinBoutique Eagle American Khaki Outfitters Shorts OwO6Prn 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 Boutique La Sweater Verte Fee Pullover 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 FrenchMini Halter Dress Floral Cami High Sleeveless Hem Printed Low UxwOq6 Verte Fee Pullover Boutique La Sweater démocratie (14c.), from Fee Pullover Sweater La Boutique Verte Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Verte Sweater La Boutique Pullover Fee "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

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democracy in Culture

democracy

A system of government in which power is Sweater Pullover Verte Fee Boutique La vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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