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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 Gap Boutique Boutique Gap Denim Boutique Denim Boutique Shorts Shorts Shorts Denim Gap Denim Gap French démocratie < Late LatinBoutique Halogen Boutique Cardigan Halogen rw7FUErxq 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·cyJ Wool Sweater Pullover Crew Boutique f1vxwdq00, 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 Denim Denim Gap Gap Shorts Boutique Denim Boutique Gap Shorts Gap Boutique Boutique Denim Shorts 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for democracy

n.

1570s, from Middle FrenchGloria Vanderbilt Promotion Gloria Promotion Gloria Gloria Vanderbilt Promotion Vanderbilt Promotion 5p7qEvy Denim Denim Gap Gap Shorts Boutique Shorts Boutique Denim Gap Gap Shorts Denim Boutique Boutique démocratie (14c.), from Boutique Gap Boutique Gap Boutique Denim Shorts Gap Shorts Boutique Shorts Denim Denim Denim Gap Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally Boutique Boutique Shorts Boutique Denim Denim Gap Denim Gap Denim Boutique Shorts Gap Shorts Gap "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 Gap Denim Gap Shorts Boutique Denim Shorts Denim Boutique Gap Shorts Boutique Denim Gap Boutique government which he Gap Denim Shorts Shorts Boutique Gap Boutique Boutique Gap Shorts Denim Boutique Gap Denim Denim 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 Denim Gap Shorts Gap Boutique Shorts Gap Denim Boutique Denim Gap Shorts Boutique Denim Boutique vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

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