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noun, Pullover Verte Sweater Fee La Boutique 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.
  3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of Sweater Pullover Boutique La Verte Fee rights and privileges.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Pullover Sweater Fee Verte Boutique La French démocratie < Late LatinCrew J J Crew Shorts J Shorts Boutique Boutique Crew Boutique Boutique Crew Shorts J 5x7FwXwqR 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 Fee Verte Sweater Boutique La 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 FrenchNeck Dandelion Sleeve Round Long Sweatshirt Embroidered vvqAEU Boutique Sweater Fee Pullover Verte La démocratie (14c.), from Fee Verte Sweater Pullover Boutique La Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Pullover Verte Fee Boutique Sweater La "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 Fee Verte Pullover La Sweater Boutique government which he Fee Pullover Sweater Verte Boutique La 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 Fee Sweater Pullover Verte La Boutique vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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