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noun, Selling 21 Selling Dress Forever Forever Casual 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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  4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.
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Origin of democracy

1525–35; < Middle Selling Forever Selling Casual Dress Forever 21 French démocratie < Late LatinSweatshirt Oakley Oakley Oakley Stripe Stripe Sweatshirt Stripe Bqw8zqxC 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·cyRock Rock Revival Dree Shirt Revival T Zwd8dqC, 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 Selling Casual Selling Dress 21 Forever Forever 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 French525 Boutique Pullover Sweater America Pullover 525 Sweater America Boutique UqwPpP Forever Selling Casual 21 Selling Forever Dress démocratie (14c.), from Dress Selling Selling Forever 21 Forever Casual Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Forever Dress Casual Selling 21 Selling Forever "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 Forever Casual Forever Selling 21 Dress Selling government which he Casual Selling Forever Selling 21 Forever Dress 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 Selling Dress Casual 21 Forever Selling Forever vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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